ANANDI GOPAL

India (Marathi) / 2019 / Colour / 134 min.

DIRECTOR: Sameer Sanjay Vidwans

SHORT SYNOPSIS

This is a real life story from 19th century India under British rule. Yamuna was married to Gopalrao Joshi at an age of nine. Gopalrao had put a condition with her parents before marriage to teach the her to learn to read and write. At the time of marriage, Yamuna was given a new name, Anandi. After a personal tragedy with them, Anandi vows to become a doctor and Gopal supports her decision. They are heavily criticised by their kin and society, which does not accept a girl being educated and more so become a doctor. Against all odds Gopal sends Anandi to USA to study and become the first female doctor of India!

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