The trailer of Manish Mundra’s Siya is out and it seems to be a heartwarming story of a woman who decides to fight for justice, even when society doesn’t allow her to. The trailer gives the gist of the plot where a woman is gang-raped by a powerful man’s lovers and decides to fight the system to get justice for herself.
The film stars Pooja Pandey in the lead role. Vineet Kumar Singh plays the role of a lawyer who supports Siya in her journey. Siya marks Manish Mundra’s directorial debut. He has previously produced films like Ankhon Dekhi, Masaan, Dhanak, Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi, among others.
Talking about the film, Mundra said in a statement, “Siya is a story of resilience and grit. It also deals with the hypocrisy behind crimes against women. It’s such an important story in a time where these atrocities continue to rise around the world. I hope that Siya will spark important discussion and dialogue on the issue and that audiences will understand the relevance of the film and support it.”
Pooja Pandey said her role in Siya “challenged every aspect of me as an artist”. She shared, “This is a role of a lifetime. It challenged every aspect of me as an artist. The victims have endured so much and I had to make sure that the character reflected the rollercoaster of emotions that goes through a woman’s mind when something so terrible happens to her. I hope I have done justice to the character and the audience will connect with her.”
“There couldn’t be a better way to celebrate the day. As an actor, I am always on the lookout for new and challenging roles and Siya is one of them. It is always special because while I have worked with Manish in three films in the past, this is our first as a director-actor and I am happy to be a part of his directorial debut,” said Vineet Kumar Singh.
Drishyam Films’ Siya hits theaters on September 16.
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