Kalã (Skill)

Logline: A mother and son communicate through Jugalbandi (a conversation through art). and come to accept each other through dance and music.

Synopsis: A South Asian mother finds herself immersed in a profound state of mourning after discovering that her beloved son identifies as gay. The unyielding barrage of taunts from her acquaintances forces her to confront the decisions she made during her younger years. Her grieving spirit is intertwined with her artistic sensibility as she recalls her past with the help of a healer and confronts her trepidations head-on. The film uses “jugalbandi” a form of art where music and dance replaces the spoken word for communication

Runtime: 12 Minutes

Starring: Bushara Ansari

Director/Writer/ Producer: Arshad Khan