On January 15th, Kajol is making her digital debut in the Netflix drama Tribhanga – Tedhi Medhi Crazy. Directed by Renuka Shahane, the film also stars Mithila Palkar, Tanvi Azmi, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi, and Kanwaljit Singh.
Tribhanga is an Odissi dance pose that is disjointed and asymmetrical, yet mesmerizing and sensuous, so much like the lives of the three women characters of the film – Nayan, Anu, and Masha. Tribhanga – Tedhi Medhi Crazy, a searing drama set in Mumbai, weaves a complex tale that goes back and forth through three generations of the same family, from the late 1980s to today. The heart-warming storyline looks at the importance of family in everyday lives.
About the story of Tribhanga, Renuka Shahane said, “Tribhanga, an Odissi dance pose that looks beautiful despite its asymmetry, is used as a metaphor to represent the women in this film who have their own quirks and idiosyncrasies, and yet are fascinating, beautiful and vibrant. I believe that women who make unconventional life choices and women with a wide range of personalities need to be represented in films.”
Adding, “I wanted to capture the dysfunctional family dynamics when the core, the relationship with the mother, is shaky and unstable. I added three different generations to better reflect the intergenerational perspective in looking at the same event in three different ways. I am extremely happy that I could bring this story to life with Netflix and a supremely talented team of actors. Can’t wait to see how the audience across the world reacts to it.”
Kajol, playing the role of Anuradha Apte in Tribhanga: Tedhi Medhi Crazy, said, “Just like the name, the film is a celebration of women and all their beautiful imperfections. We need to embrace these imperfections and live on our own terms, just the way Nayan, Anu, and Masha do in this film. My character is outspoken and opinionated much like how the audience knows me, yet is completely different. As a mother I can vouch that there are challenges that women face daily as the smallest of things we do affect our children. Motherhood is a minefield of emotions captured extremely well by Renuka. I am very excited for the audience to see this film and hope it will resonate with people of all ages.”
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About the stars of the film, the director wrote on social media, “Dear Kajol, Tanvi, Mithila. Or should I say, dear Anu, Nayan, Masha? These characters, which were only mine for 6 years during which I mothered, nurtured, shaped, sometimes disciplined, sometimes pampered them, then became yours. You made them your own. Gave them your flesh & blood, vulnerability, and strength, tears, and laughter, making them much more than I had imagined.”
Tribhanga, Tedhi, Medhi, Crazy, begins streaming the 15th of January 2021 on Netflix.