‘Titli’ is a contemporary Indian fiction movie and its story revolves around the life of a young man Titli and his family of crooks. They get him married to a woman to help their male-oriented family come out of a financial crisis. The more Titli and his wife try to move away from the violent surroundings, they find themselves even more entrenched in it. Directed by debutant Kanu Behl and jointly produced by Yash Raj Films and Dibakar Banerjee ‘Titli’ is likely to spark a debate in India.
The movie bluntly challenges the idealistic notion of family as it is portrayed in Bollywood films, and because, following recent news events, rape and violence against women has become a hot social topic in India. ‘Titli’ is far removed from the star-driven world of Bollywood which again seems like a challenge to its makers.
Kanu Behl and Dibakar Banerjee also feel that Indian cinema has its own idioms and own audiences, and has become very inward looking. ‘Titli’ is on its way to become the harbinger of Indian new wave cinema.