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Directed by Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 97 Minutes World Premiere
Dipti, Amrita, and Ritu are all young, modern women in India looking to get married—some desperately, some reluctantly. A Suitable Girl follows them over the course of four years as they juggle family, career and friends, intimately capturing their thoughts on arranged marriage, giving them a voice, and offering a unique perspective into the nuances of this institution.

With A Suitable Girl, Filmmakers Sarita Khurana & Smriti Mundhra have achieved what many documentarians can only attempt, taking a topic that many outsiders misunderstand and laying it beautifully bare. In this case, the subject of arranged marriages has become increasingly controversial to the Western world over time, as women have rightfully embraced their independence and released the ties of tradition. In this film, we meet several of these contemporary women, all of whom relish their greatness as individuals while acknowledging the importance of tradition to their identities. A Suitable Girl challenges conventions and reveals truthful portraits of its central subjects with beautiful cinematography, compelling characters, and a gorgeous score from Gingger Shankar.

—Loren Hammonds
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Asian American Director(s), TFF Alumni
About the Director(s)
Sarita Khurana was born in London in 1970, grew up in NYC, and holds an MFA in Film from Columbia University. She is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Smriti Mundhra holds an MFA in Film from Columbia University and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Bomb the System, won the SXSW Audience Award with Waterborne and co-produced Punching at the Sun.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Documentary Competition
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  • Length:
    97 minutes
  • Language:
    English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi
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Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Sarita Khurana, Smriti Mundhra
  • Cinematographer:
    Andre de Alencar Lyon, Naiti Gamez
  • Editor:
    Jennifer Tiexiera
  • Cast:
    Dipti Admane, Amrita Jhanwar, Ritu Taparia, Seema Taparia
  • Composer:
    Gingger Shankar
  • Producer:
    Jennifer Tiexiera, Sarita Khurana, Smriti Mundhra
  • Screenwriter:
    Jennifer Tiexiera, Smriti Mundhra, Sarita Khurana
  • Executive Producer:
    Cal Amir, Ken Castelino

  • Print Source
    Jennifer Tiexiera
    D'Mode Editorial
    Los Angeles, CA 90006
    Phone: 323 687 5936
  • Press Contact
    April Tonsil
    Falco Ink
    New York, NY 10016
    Phone: 610 858 5763
  • US Sales Contact
    Orly Ravid
    The Film Collaborative / MSK (Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP)
    Los Angeles, CA 90064
    Phone: 310 312 3268
  • International Sales Contact
    Orly Ravid
    The Film Collaborative / MSK (Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP)
    Los Angeles, CA 90064
    Phone: 310 312 3268


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