Nil Battey Sannata
Anand L. Rai
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
Seldom are films made in Bollywood that not only entertaining but also inspire without getting too preachy. Nil Battey Sannata (a slang used locally in Uttar Pradesh, which means being an absolute zero or incompetent), perfectly fits into this rare mold.
The atypical plot focuses on the tempestuous relationship between an extremely passionate mother, Chanda (Swara) and her lackluster daughter, Apeksha (Riya).
While most 10th grade school kids in India cherish the dream of becoming a doctor, engineer, computer engineer, chartered accountant etc, Apeksha aka Appu has no such dreams. Rather she has made up her mind to become a Bai (housemaid), just like her mom.