Aditya Kripalani’s best selling novel set in Mumbai red light area is about a jaded sex-worker Laxmi who has developed has a deep seeded loyalty towards the pimp Mhatre.
When Mhatre brings a young and rebellious Putul to be taught the ropes, Laxmi realises things need changing. Together they get to be known as Tikli & Laxmi Bomb and start off a mini revolution.
They set up a system for women, run by women, in which the final customer is a man but the women run it the way they want and in almost total control.
Winner of the Best Feature Award, Berlin Independent Film Festival
Film followed by Q&A with Aditya Kripalani, director.
Dir: Aditya Kripalani
Cast: Suchitra Pillai, Vibhawari Deshpande
India 2017, 148mins