Writer & Director: Maaria Sayed

Producers:  Alessandro Alpini | Manish Mundra

Director of Photography: Debashis Remy Dalai

Editors: Maaria Sayed | Alessandro Alpini

Presented by Drishyam Films


​Shaukat Ahmed: Sanjay Mishra

Rukhsana Ahmed: Sanghmitra Hitaishi


14 min | drama | 2016 | India





In Indian mythology, Chudala needed to be seen as a man to be heard by her husband. When Rukhsana returns to her father's house as Rehan, she is haunted by the memories of her life as a woman.




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, 13th 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

13th 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




Technical Specifications

  • ​   ​Format: Arri Alexa  
  •    Color
  • ​   Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • ​   Language: Hindi/ Urdu
  •    Subtitles: English