I was born in Delhi...
93 mins | 2011
Producer & Director: Bishnu Dev Halder
Two sisters run away from poverty and marriage in their conservative village, for a new life in the city only to be hounded by insecurity years later. Ironically they find marriage to be their only way out to a secure and respectable future.

Three sisters, JOSNA, HASINA, and MADHU come from a remote and conservative Indian village. They grew up with the traditional notion of womanhood, where marriage, family, and motherhood were the only path towards a fulfilling life as a woman.

But Josna, the elder sister, exposed to the world outside through the newly expanding media, opposed the family's plans to get her married at the age of 17. She did not want to settle into the traditional role of an obedient housewife and confine herself to the kitchen of her in-laws like her mother. Having grown up in abject poverty, she also wanted a better life for herself and the family. She wanted to go to the city.

Vehemently opposed by her three elder brothers, Josna was left with only one option- to run away from home. Josna's immediate younger sister, Hasina, joined her, while Madhu, the youngest sister, remained in the village.

With time the uneducated village girls not only settle to steady jobs and find their economic freedom but also discover their own free selves. They look new individuals with their new names, new clothes, new language and new lifestyle.

But after six years of city life, the sisters are hounded by insecurity. Ironically, they find marriage to be their only way to a secure and respectable future. They are desperate to get married before it is too late.

But the sisters are faced with harsh social realities as they set out to get married. While Hasina gets desperate to find herself a husband in Delhi, Josna decides to wait indefinitely for the family to arrange her marriage. Madhu, on the other hand, is desperate to join her sisters in the city. Their desperation calls for desperate choices.

Living in a society, where looks and money still pay a major role in arranged marriages, the family has struggled to find suitable match for the two sisters, while third sister, MADHU, living in the village too has reached marriageable age.

The film follows the sisters for five years and documents their changing priorities over the period of time; the choices they make and the impact of the same on their lives and their future.

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