Have you ever noticed that group of girls in college who always arrive on time by their respective local buses… attend all lectures… never go near the canteen… hang around together… hardly interact with anyone else… have never spoken to the guys in their class, even though secretly they might like some… & then simply go back home…?
That’s most Indian middle-class girls for you
That’s our Nivedita
Chand Chupa Baadal Mein explores Nivedita’s middle-class world & dreams.It’s the journey of a motherless, young girl in Shimla, who delicately balances the role of playing mother of the house while being painfully shy in interacting with strangers & outsiders.It’s also the story of the great Indian middle-class struggle to grow big with the emerging economy
Of the ruthless strain it puts on today’s youngsters to achieve it all for their family, even if the same comes at the cost of their youth, or their personal dreams.
It’s Nivedita who’ll have to grow from a shy, gawky middle-class young girl with a crush on her most-desirable bachelor neighbour to a young woman who has to take charge of her family’s finances, & even go out & work to support their dreams at the cost of her own
Whether the moon will step out of the clouds, whether Nivedita will get noticed, & realize her true dreams of love, form the core story of Chand Chupa Baadal Mein.