Actors Neena Gupta and Jackie Shroff appear together for the first time in the new short film from Terribly Tiny Talkies, Khujli.
Directed by Sonam Nair, The film is about a married couple Jackie Shroff and Neena Gupta.
The backdrop of the story is that of a typical middle class household in India — the husband works, the wife takes care of the household, they’re frustrated because of their twenty-year-old son and are are together taking care of the wife’s ailing mother.
The tone of the film becomes intense when Shroff finds a pair of handcuffs in his son’s room, and he instantly blames Gupta’s laad-pyaar for it. He is fuming, but his anger changes to disbelief when he sees that Gupta is amused by the handcuffs. She surprises him with her knowledge of BDSM, her interest in Fifty Shades of Grey and the sexpert column in the newspaper. He is left at a loss for words.
It is endearing to watch the couple prepare and rehearse foreplay; a sign that they perhaps have not had sex since their son was born.
Watch Khujli here: