Writer & Director: Maaria Sayed

 Producers:  Alessandro Alpini | Manish Mundra

 Director of Photography: Debashis Remy Dalai

 Editors: Maaria Sayed | Alessandro Alpini

 Sound Designer: Aditya Arya

 Presented by Drishyam Films

​ Cast

​ Shaukat Ahmed: Sanjay Mishra

​ Rukhsana Ahmed: Sanghmitra Hitaishi

14 min | drama | 2016 | India

     Technical Specifications​​


  • ​   Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • ​   Language: Hindi/ Urdu
  •    Subtitles: English


 When Rukhsana returns to her father's house as Rehan, she is haunted by the   memories of her life as a woman.

 Inspired by the Indian mythological story of 'Chudala.'

 Acquired by Tata Sky India and screened on Shorts TV


 Short to the Point, Romania, 2017- January Short of the Month Award

 24th Sguardi Altrove Film Festival, Milan (Italy), 2017- Official Selection

 11th IFEMA, Sweden, 2017- Official Selection

 ​For Film's Sake, Australia, 2017- Official Selection

​ IFFSA Toronto, Canada, 2017- Official Selection

 Kashish MIQFF, India, 2017- Official Selection
 IYDF, Xi'an (China), 2017- Official Selection

 East End Film Festival, UK, 2017- Official Selection

 Raindance Film Festival, UK, 2017- Official Selection

 Saint John's Women Film Festival, Canada, 2017- Official Selection

 Crossing the Screen, UK, 2017- Official Selection

​ All Lights India International Film Festival, India, 2017- Honourable Mention for Best Short Film

​ Pankh Film Festival, India, 2018- Official Selection

​ BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, UK, 2018- Official Selection

​ Aks International Minorities Film Festival, Pakistan, 2018- Official Selection 

​ Translations, Seattle Transgender Film Festival, USA, 2018- Official Selection

​ Queergestreift 2018, Germany, 2018- Official Selection

 Mix Mexico: Festival de Diversidad Sexual en Cine y Video, Mexico, 2018- Official Selection

 Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, Seattle, USA, 2018- Official Selection

​ 30th  Paris International Lesbian & Feminist Film Festival, France, 2018- Official Selection

​ The Bush Film Series, New York, USA, 2019

 Immaginaria Film Festival 2019, Rome, Italy, 2019- Best Short Film Award

 Queer Asia Film Festival, Warwick, UK, 2019- Official Selection

 Busan International Short Film Festival, 2021- Afis Special Screening- Hub of Asia