Last month, Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal invited friends and family to celebrate their marriage. After their celebrity-studded wedding reception, Richa and Ali celebrated by staging their debut play, “Girls Will Be Girls,” in Uttarakhand. The film, directed by debutante Shuchi Talati, has already made headlines for the numerous prestigious grants it has been awarded over the previous year. The narrative centers on 16-year-old Mira, whose rebellious coming of age is hijacked by her mother, who never reached adulthood. The setting is a boarding school in a little village in the foothills of the Himalayas.
At the Berlinale Co-Production Market earlier this year, the movie took up the Arte Kino award and the VFF Talent Highlights Award. In June 2022, Pushing Buttons Studio also offered free lighting training called UnderCurrent to women who wanted to work as gaffers in the sector.
Kani Kusruti, a Malayalam actress, is cast in Girls Will Be Girls by Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha.
Girls Will Be Girls has cast multi-award-winning Malayalam actress Kani Kusruti in the title role. In the realm of indie film, she is a force to be reckoned with after having previously received the prestigious Kerala State Award, Filmfare Award, Rome Prisma Award, and the BRICS international honors. Preeti Panigrahi and Kesav Binoy Kiron, two fresh young actors who will play the key parts alongside Kani, will make their film debuts.
An Indo-French coproduction, Girls Will Be Girls
The movie is an Indo-French co-production that Pushing Buttons Studios, Crawling Angel Films, and the French company Dolce Vita Films are working together to produce. The movie’s director, Shuchi Talati, stated, “I am naturally overwhelmed by the process and am really pleased to make my first film. Since I obtained confirmation as a result of the multiple funds our project has received, I am confident in the script. I’m hoping I can meet everyone’s expectations. I am thankful for the wonderful cast of performers and the excellent staff I am working with.
Richa Chadha, an actress, and producer, echoed her sentiments.
“I am appreciative of these modest beginnings since I have always wanted to support high-caliber independent films. I’ve known Shuchi since we were in college, and I’m glad to be a part of her adventure. She will create a wonderful feature with a ton of international potential, I’m sure of it.
Speaking on their debut performance, Ali Fazal said: “With the intention of supporting emerging talent, we established this makers lab. The appropriate first film step for us in that regard is “Girls Will Be Girls.”
Tweets by Ali Fazal about his debut film
Ali Fazal also announced the arrival of Girls Will Be Girls on floors via his Twitter account. To begin this adventure, he expressed his gratitude in a letter. “I’m so thrilled that this wonderful movie is finally getting made. Preeti, Kani, Kesav, and the rest of this magnificent group, led by director Shuchi Talathi, have allowed us to begin this adventure, and I am extremely humbled and grateful for that,” he stated.