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 7 Lives: Article in Mail Today





 7 Lives gets its first press mention in Mail Today (13 August, 2017) 

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Screenplay for Short Film: 7 Lives

Directed by: Runjiv J. Kapur

Logline: When a tragic shooting incident leaves a young woman brain dead, her parents grapple with the heart breaking decision of donating her organs and the crushing force of a community's regressive mindset

Awards:Honorable Jury Mention at the 7th Delhi Shorts International Film Festival 2018




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Screenplay: Coaching Class

Genre: Drama/Crime/Inspirational

Logline: A dishonoured teacher takes on the education mafia in order to give his rag-tag bunch of brilliant but dirt-poor students a shot at changing their destiny.

Awards:  First Runner up at Finish Line Script Competition, 2016 
Semi-Finalist at Nicholl Academy Fellowship, 2017

Synopsis: 



In a small town in India, Manav, a brilliant but washed up teacher, survives by running a small coaching center.

Jeeva, a school dropout, is the kingpin of the education mafia who runs a string of coaching institutes in the town. Jeeva has plans to scam the entrance exams to the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology by using poor students to cheat in the exams for the sons and daughters of his rich clients. 

He approaches Manav to join hands with him in the scam. But Manav refuses and despite Jeeva’s threats, decides to coach the poorest students for the exams.


Even with corrupt police and politicians aiding Jeeva every step of the way, Manav’s rag-tag bunch of students are not willing to give up.

Inspired from true events, this is a David-versus-Goliath story that focuses on a teacher’s journey to give his underprivileged students a chance at changing their destiny.

Producers/Filmmakers who wish to read the screenplay: drop me an email at adite@aditebanerjie.com








4 comments :

  1. congratulations ma'am.
    wish you all the best for the future.

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  2. I can see a producer outside India picking this up - I know it would easily adapt to Australian society (Indeed, I'm pretty sure there are many Jeevas operating in Australia )

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    1. Thanks, Jeff for your kind words. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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