Birth on Disney+Hotstar is a satirical feminist thriller

Birth, a 25-minute short film, is a feminist thriller. Photo: TBC Network.

Produced by Natasha Malpani Oswal and directed by Shyam Sunder, Boundless Media’s latest short film, Birth, stars Shreya Dhanwanthary and Lillete Dubey in the lead roles. It will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on August 27.

Birth also stars Abeer Mehervish, Aanchal Chauhan and Natasha Iyer in pivotal roles. It is a 25-minute satirical feminist thriller that takes on the journey of a woman faced with motherhood, not as a choice, but as an absolute necessity for women in general. In the film, Meera (Shreya), who is pregnant, visits a place headed by Mama Nithya (Lillete) where expecting mothers come to find joy in their pregnancy. However, Meera falls in the trap of a sinister cult that changes her life once and for all. The film explores the role Indian society plays in reshaping a woman’s identity as she becomes a mother.

Sharing her thoughts about the film, producer Natasha Malpani Oswal said, “I conceptualized Birth to explore how society attempts to reshape a woman’s identity as a ‘good mother’ in a tongue-and-cheek way. It was a pleasure working with stellar actors such as Lilette and Shreya, who brought the characters in our minds come so perfectly to life.”

Director Shyam Sunder added, “It brings us utmost joy to release this film with a unique vision. It focuses on the personal struggles of the countless women who try to maintain their identities in the face of societal pressure through a satirical twist. Lilette and Shreya have done absolute justice to their versatile roles. We hope that the relatable theme appeals to the audience.”



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