Film followed by Q&A with Aditya Kripalani, director
Aditya Kripalani’s best selling novel set in a Mumbai red light district, is about jaded sex-worker Laxmi who has a deeply-seated loyalty towards the pimp Mhatre.
When Mhatre brings a young and rebellious Putul to be taught the ropes, Laxmi realises things need to change. Together they become known as Tikli & Laxmi Bomb, setting off a mini revolution as they take back control and set up a system run by women for women so they can manage the sex trade themselves.
They set up a system for women, run by women, in which the final customer is a man but the women run it the way they want and in almost total control.
Winner of the Best Feature Award, Berlin Independent Film Festival
Director: Aditya Kripalani
Cast: Vibhawari Deshpande, Chitrangada Chakraborty, Suchitra Pillai, Upendra Limaye, Saharsh Kumar Shukla
India, 148 mins, 2018, Hindi