5 Reasons Why ‘Svah’ Is An Extremely Empowering 12-Minute Short Film On ZEE5

Seldom we see a strong female protagonist who does all the heavy lifting, Svah is a short film packed with performances that are empowering.

1. Not the Usual - Arranged Marriage set up

Official Still Poster of SVAH
Official Still Poster of SVAH

We don’t come across such concepts every day, where people are taking a stand not only for oneself, but for others. Gauri Daswani skilfully uses the millennial mantra and gives us a character we can look forward to, She creates an ambiance just like home, to masterfully deliver her message. This 12-minute short film will get you thinking and make you feel empowered from within.

1. Not the Usual - Arranged Marriage set up

A still from SVAH
A still from SVAH

Every time there is a marriage one is drawn to the traditional arranged marriage setting, Svah is uniquely set in a premise where the bride and the groom meet over tinder and the parents refer it to a new age “Shaadi.com”. It is amazing to see a perspective that doesn’t succumb to traditional storytelling.

2. Standing up for your Family

A still from SVAH

Everyone is well aware of standing up for themselves, but SVAH teaches us an important lesson of standing up for your family and not backing down. Asawari played by Shriya Pilgaonkar isn’t just righteous, but she knows her facts and she is willing to protect the ones she loves.  This is what strength is all about.

3. Not a Damsel in Distress

A still of Shriya Pigaonkar
A still of Shriya Pigaonkar

Gone are the days when you needed a hero to protect you, it is all about empowerment and confidence today. Believe in your stand, and know what you want, you will reach places. This is what Svah teaches you ; The power and happiness of being empowered.

4. Value of Self Worth

Shriya Pilgaonkar in SVAH
Shriya Pilgaonkar in SVAH

It is essential to value yourself as it helps you see the underpins and value yourself more, sometimes we forget to do that and in most cases, it is observed that one loses their individuality in love or marriages. This short film gives one a sense of personality. It’s a lesson in self-worth.

5. It's never too late to be righteous.

A still From Svah
A still From Svah

People often forget the importance of being righteous. It is one of the most important virtues, yet, one never takes it seriously. We take our everyday life so casually that we forget what we stand for and sometimes what we should stand up for too. This beautiful short covers that aspect of life. It is inspiring.

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