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Anandi Gopal trailer: A couple tear down social and religious taboos in the 19th century

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The first trailer of the film provides a glimpse into the challenges Anandi and Gopal face as they march against the then social conventions.

Keyur Seta

Valentine's Day (14 February) is usually a time for romantic films to hit the theatre screens. Director Sameer Vidwans is also ready with a love story, titled Anandi Gopal, that will be out on 15 February. But this love story is not limited to the personal lives of two individuals. Their dogged romance brought in a silent revolution in India as far as educating the girl child is concerned.

Anandi Gopal is the story of Anandi Gopal Joshi (Bhagyashree Milind), considered India’s first female doctor. She was born in 1865 and was married off at a young age. Her husband Gopal Joshi’s (Lalit Prabhakar) resolute wish to get his wife educated, opened up avenues for Anandi to study fearlessly and break social taboos.

The first trailer of the film provides a glimpse into the challenges Anandi and Gopal face as they march against the then social conventions. We also see the use of force by Gopal to get Anandi to take her studies seriously.

Along with the social taboos, the film also shows the couple demolish the ‘religious’ norms of that period. The couple go as far as converting to Christianity and accepting Christian names so that Anandi can go to England for further studies. The line, ‘I don’t accept the country that doesn’t accept me with my religion’ is impactful.

The trailer raises expectations from the film.

Watch it below:

 

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