Just Like That
Cinematographer: Saumyananda Sahi
Editing: Tanushree Das Sahi
Sound: Gautam Nair
Cast: Mohini Sharma, Harish Khanna, Sadhna Singh
Production: Bijion Films
India D2/53, Kaka Nagar,
New Delhi-110003, India
tél. 91 9818671977
DCP, Color, 120 min,
OV Hindi with English and French Electronic Subtitles
Busan International Film Festival 2019
When her husband dies, Mrs Sharma is 74 years old and lives in a modest two-storied house within a gated colony of small town Allahabad. The ground floor is occupied by the family of her son, Virendra, including her two teenage grandchildren, Vicky and Vinny.
When her husband dies, Mrs Sharma receives the condoleances and well-wishes of the entire locality. Her husband was a respected man in the community and as his wife, Mrs Sharma was always exemplary. When her husband dies, Mrs Sharma is expected to move down and live with her son and grandchildren, and not worry herself with issues of finance and property. Virandra has always made plans to rent out the top floor in order to supplement his insufficient income as a radio reporter. But when her husband dies, Mrs Sharma has plans of her own.
“Just Like That” tells the story of an old woman’s rebellion, a rebellion of little things. But why are people around her son concerned? Why are people so afraid? Why are people so angry?