Director: Sona Jain
Producer: Sona Jain
Drama, 86 mins
An eye-opening take on domestic strife in India as seen through the eyes of a little girl. For Real is the story of little Shruti, who is convinced that her mother (returned after a long separation) is secretly an alien doppelganger.
For Real premiered at Singapore’s Asian Film First Festival, where it netted the “Best Actor”, “Best Male Actor” and “Best Female Actor” awards, as well as winning Sona Jain “Best Producer” and “Best Screenplay”. It went on general release in India in 2009.
We provided sound design, ADR, dialogue editing, foley editing, and sound supervision.
Six-year old Shruti knows something no one else does. An alien has come in place of her mother and her real mother has been sent to the Orion Galaxy. While the alien looks just like her mother on the outside, Shruti knows she is completely different from her beloved mother on the inside. Shruti turns to her brother for help but he doesn’t believe her. Her father, like always, remains wrapped in work and unavailable to her. Unable to accept the Alien in her home and desperate to be with her mother, the lonely child runs away. What follows is a child’s passage to finding her real mother, a man’s struggle to save his family and a woman’s journey to finding herself.
Director Sona Jain makes an elegant debut with a sensitively crafted film on domestic strife and its detrimental effects on the psyche of vulnerable young minds … a refreshing new take on domestic discord – The Times of India