Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid
Two city-bred kids, Shreya (Lehar Khan) and Sam (Krishang Trivedi), travel to their dusty Haryana village for a vacation with their parents. What happens there is an adventure, which comes packed with significant life lessons. It's not the idyllic village of their dreams but a problem-ridden place with dried up ponds, unfriendly villagers, unspoken secrets, out-of-bounds spaces, a child-eating daayan (Witch) and no girls, a reason why wives are imported from other states. In the backdrop of this engrossing adventure, the social issue of female foeticide is subtly interwoven without being preachy and melodramatic.
Starring Lehar Khan, Parvin Dabas, Krishang Trivedi
Director Nila Madhab Panda