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“Stirring in its examination of ingrained sociocultural sexism, and the toll it takes on entire families, the film seems likely to appeal to a significant audience.”
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  “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.”
— Priyanka Vartak,
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2017 | India / USA | 94 min.

Directors Sarita Khurana, Smriti Mundhra
Writers Jennifer Tiexiera, Smriti Mundhra, Sarita Khurana
Producers Smriti Mundhra, Jennifer Tiexiera, Sarita Khurana
Executive Producers Cal Amir, Ken Castelino
Editor Jennifer Tiexiera
Cinematographers Andre de Alencar Lyon, Naiti Gamez
Music Gingger Shankar
Cast Dipti Admane, Amrita Jhanwar, Ritu Taparia, Seema Taparia

A SUITABLE GIRL follows three young women in India struggling to maintain their identities and follow their dreams amid intense pressure to get married. Ritu, Dipti and Amrita represent the new India. Educated, financially stable and raised with a mix of traditional and contemporary values in the urban cities of Mumbai and New Delhi, they have access to the world in ways their mothers did not. Yet their lives take a dramatic turn when the pressure to settle down and get married hits. Career aspirations become secondary to the pursuit of a husband, and the women struggle with the prospect of leaving their homes and families to become part of another.

Documenting the arranged marriage and matchmaking process in vérité over four years, the film examines the women’s complex relationships with the institution of marriage and the many nuanced ways society molds them into traditional roles and makes it nearly impossible to escape.

2017: Tribeca (World Premiere)

Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award (Tribeca)

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  A Suitable Girl is an overwhelming testament to the power of patriarchy and the continued struggle of women to gain agency over their lives—and the many power structures that conspire to restrict their movement, their sexuality and their life choices.”

— Shubhodeep Pal, The Hindu