‘Widow Of Silence’ is a Kashmiri feature-length film in the Urdu language. The film is directed by National Award winning filmmaker Praveen Morchhale.
The writer-director, Parveen Morchhale’s ‘Widow of silence’ is his third film. The film had its world premiere as a part of the Indian contingent at Busan International Film Festival.
‘Widow of silence’ is about a Muslim half-widow in the conflict-ridden Kashmir. She finds herself, her 11-year-old daughter and ill mother-in-law in crisis as she attempts to get her missing husband’s death certificate from the Government. Now she will have to find the strength to come out from an unthinkable and absurd situation.
Title: Widow of Silence
Release Date: n/a
Duration: 1h 25m
Direction: Praveen Morchhale | Cast: Ajay Chourey, Shilpi Marwaha, Bilal Ahmad, Noorjahan, Zaba Banoo, Bilal, Habibulla, Ahsan Bismil, Tahmida Akter
Writing Credits: Praveen Morchhale
Producer: Praveen Morchhale
Executive Producer: Ajay Chourey
Director Of Photography: Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah
Film Editing: Anthony Joseph
Production Designer: Nikita Shah
Production Sound Mixer: Shalini Agarwal
Sound Designer: Sanal George
Costume Designer: Nikita Shah
Production Manager: Padma Gailpo
Production Company: Barefoot Pictures
Based on many true storues from the conflict-ridden Kashmir, I’m trying to portray the pain, struggle, suffering, resilience and indomitable spirit of Kashmiri Half-widows and their children. Half-widows are women whose husbands have disappeared and their death is not ascertained in Kashmir. Like any other conflict ridden place, women and children are the most affected here too. These half-widows and their children live an isloated social life and face a lot of harrasment, sexual exploitation and humiliation.
Remaining true to reality, ‘ Widow of Silence’ expresses the women’s conditions in one corner of the world, aways from the spotlight.