A young man presents himself at the doorstep of Shuakat Ahmed's house: it's Rehan, who is to sign the contract for the acquisition of the old man's butcher shop.
But this meeting is more than a business transaction: it's the first time Rehan gets back to the house where he was born, where he used to live once as Rukhsana.
The sight of his home brings back memories which seem belonging to another person, to another life.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Maaria graduated in Literature in India before she moved to London, where she got a Masters in Filmmaking at London Film School. Having been a part time painter and theater performer, Maaria felt cinema was the best way to combine and channelize her interests. Inspite of having lived in Mumbai, Singapore, London and Milan, Maaria is most connected to stories about spiritual enlightenment experienced by women that come from a very specific Indian setting. Maaria's hybrid documentary filmed in Singapore titled 'Wai Guo Ren,' is currently in post-production. Maaria co-founded Draw4Films, a production company based in India, hoping to create more world cinema. 'Chudala,' was co-produced with Draw4Films and Drishyam, India's premiere production company for indie films. She was selected among the top 24 filmmakers to Asia to be a part of the Asian Film Academy, where she co-directed the short film, "Cichlid", screened at Busan International Film Festival 2016. There she also won an award for her Outstanding Performance as Director on "Cichlid".