Netflix to premiere Tribhanga: Tedhi Medhi Crazy, a dysfunctional intergenerational family drama

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Mumbai: Netflix has released the trailer of its upcoming film Tribhanga: Tedhi Medhi Crazy, an intergenerational family drama about three distinct women, essayed by Tanvi Azmi, Kajol and Mithila Palkar, and their unconventional life choices. Tribhanga is an Odissi dance pose that is asymmetrical, yet mesmerising much like the lives of the three female characters in this upcoming film directed by Renuka Shahane.

Written and directed by Renuka Shahane, the film takes an autobiographical route moving across timelines to delve into the dysfunctional and related lives of the matriarch Nayan, a critically acclaimed Marathi litterateur played by Tanvi Azmi; her daughter Anu, a renowned classical dancer-actress portrayed by Kajol; and granddaughter Masha brought to life by Mithila Palkar.

This complex family drama of human failings and flaws is set to release worldwide on January 15, 2021 on Netflix. The film also features an ensemble cast that includes Kunaal Roy Kapur, Kanwaljeet Singh, Manav Gohil and Vaibhav Tatwawaadi.

Writer-director Renuka Shahane said: “Tribhanga, an Odissi dance pose that looks beautiful despite its asymmetry, is used as a metaphor to represent the women in this film who have their own quirks and idiosyncrasies, and yet are fascinating, beautiful and vibrant. I believe that women who make unconventional life choices and women with a wide range of personalities need to be represented in films. The idea for this film came from my experience of meeting someone who had a very acrimonious relationship with her mother, unlike my relationship with mine. I wanted to capture the dysfunctional family dynamics when the core, the relationship with the mother, is shaky and unstable. I added three different generations to better reflect the intergenerational perspective in looking at the same event in three different ways. I am extremely happy that I could bring this story to life with Netflix and a supremely talented team of actors. Can’t wait to see how the audience across the world reacts to it.”

Kajol, playing the role of Anuradha Apte in Tribhanga, said: “Just like the name, the film is a celebration of women and all their beautiful imperfections. We need to embrace these imperfections and live on our own terms, just the way Nayan, Anu, and Masha do in this film. My character is outspoken and opinionated much like how the audience knows me, yet is completely different. As a mother I can vouch that there are challenges that women face daily as the smallest of things we do affect our children. Motherhood is a minefield of emotions captured extremely well by Renuka. I am very excited for the audience to see this film and hope it will resonate with people of all ages.”

Tanvi Azmi, playing the role of Nayantara Apte, said: “This role is unique for me as Nayan might be the oldest in the family, but her ideals are not and she is constantly challenging the normal, ahead of its time. In essence, Tribhanga showcases the twisted journeys of three women who are related but could not be more different. Renuka has beautifully and sensitively captured the intergenerational family dynamics and their struggles.”

Mithila Palkar, playing the role of Masha in Tribhanga, said: “My character Masha is poles apart from me and this is the first time I am playing a character like this. Masha is actually the calming force among the three women. It has been such an enriching experience being a part of this film and working alongside stalwarts like Tanvi ma’am, Kajol ma’am and Renuka tai. Tribhanga beautifully encapsulates the unconventional life choices of three women and how they deal with every situation that comes their way.”

  • Produced by: Ajay Devgn, Siddharth P Malhotra, Sapna Malhotra, Deepak Dhar, Rishi Negi, Parag Desai
  • Co-producer: Kumar Mangat Pathak
  • Creative Producer: Siddharth P Malhotra

Banijay Asia

Banijay Group, a leading content producer and distributor, entered the Indian and South East Asian market in 2018 under the guidance of Deepak Dhar. The content creator conglomerate witnessed various associations including Salman Khan’s SK TV that recently brought back ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’, MS Dhoni’s Dhoni Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. that co-produced Roar of the Lion, on Hotstar Specials and their collaboration with Group M’s – Motion Content Group, Wavemaker, Talpa and The Natural Studios with Bear Grylls. Apart from that, Banijay Asia has also produced various eminent shows like Ruskin Bond’s Ghost tales – Parchayee, Hostages, Myntra Fashion Superstar with Sushmita Sen, ARRived with AR Rehman, Into the Wild with Bear Grylls with Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, Flipkart’s Ladies Vs. Gentlemen with Riteish Deshmukh And Genelia Dsouza, Jammin and Shrikant Bashir.

Alchemy Films

Founded by Siddharth P Malhotra & Sapna Malhotra, Alchemy Films was formed to make content and software for various platforms. Siddharth P Malhotra has worked for over 18 years in Cinevistaas Ltd with creating the shows end to end and selling them to networks, some examples being,  Sanjeevani, Ek Hasina Thi and many more. He has also directed “We are family” and credited with writer & director for the much acclaimed and loved super hit “Hichki”Sapna Malhotra is an accomplished designer who has to her credit every Cinevistaas show ever made in the past 18 years to owning her own fashion brand with a flagship store in Mumbai called “Pinkk Butterfly”. Alchemy Films Pvt Ltd to their credit have “Ichchapyaari Naagin”, “Woh Apna Sa”, “Love ka hai intezaar”, “Haasil” and “Sanjeevani” & “Madhumasam” in telugu. Besides the television branch, in the OTT space Alchemy Films has created “Kaafir”, “Pawan and Pooja” and many more.

Ajay Devgn Ffilms

Ajay Devgn Ffilms which is also known as “ADF” is an Indian film production house established by Hindi film star Ajay Devgn in 2000. ADF is known for combining effective storytelling to avant garde technique. They’ve got several technical milestones to their credit. The banner has successfully mixed genres like comedy, thriller, historical and social drama. Their line up which includes  Raju Chacha, Bol Bachchan, Son of Sardaar, Singham Returns, Shivaay, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior(to name a few) have successfully become a talking point. Their upcoming projects include the social-thriller The Big Bull and a vibrant, edge-of-the-seat Mayday. ADF also has a VFX wing called NY VFXWAALA that was started by  Devgn in 2015. The company has worked on some of the major Bollywood productions like Bajirao Mastani, Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo and Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. And, even won several prestigious awards. They are currently working on the much anticipated Sooryavanshi, RRR, Radhe and The Big Bull. Ajay Devgn runs a multiplex chain called NY Cinemas that has screens operational across North India.