A Review of… Kali Ma (Short)

Kali Ma(Short)

Running Time: 14 minutes
Director:  Soman Chainani
Writer: Soman Chainani
Starring: Brendan Bradley, Manish Dayal and Kamini Khanna.
Year: 2007
Language: English and Indian (with English subtitles)
Miscellaneous: Part of the Boys on Film 2: In Too Deep collection.

 

kali ma

 

 

… in 5 words:

Crazy psycho is actually funny.

 

… in 25 words:

If only every mother defended her son like this… or maybe not. Kali Ma takes a difficult subject and makes it accessible through dark humour.

 

… in 50 words:

The issue of homophobes and bullies is common within LGBT cinema. Kali Ma flips this by focusing on the actions of a mother, rather than the trauma of her son. It is refreshing to see this perspective as well as cultural diversity in an LGBT film. I thoroughly recommend it.

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