Kajal (Paakhi A Tyrewala) Imagineindia 2018

Kajal (Paakhi A Tyrewala) India                                                                                   20 min. 2017

Like all elements, humans have a saturation point. What happens when a woman – constantly bullied by her boss, harassed by strangers and abused by her husband – finds an abandoned package one night?
A package that holds an answer to all her demons. A package that triggers an inner change in her the moment that she lays eyes on it.
Kohl captures a turning point in the life of a woman, in a world claimed by men.



Paakhi A Tyrewala is a writer turned director from the Indian Film Industry. Having started her career in films as a child artist at a young age of two and a half years age, deep in heart she knew she belonged to cinema. She has been through a long and interesting journey of exploring various departments in the industry while being behind as well as in front of the camera.

Her first shot at direction was a song she directed in ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’. Recently, she has been in the news for the success of her directorial short ‘Kajal’ – a film about Women’s right to be.
The film had its world premiere at the New York Indian Film Festival and later had an Indian premiere in Mumbai. The film has already been selected/screened at few other prestigious film festivals across the world.
Paakhi’s directorial feature ‘Pahuna’ will also be out in theatres in the next few months.
Currently under post, Pahuna is the journey of three kids from Nepal who get separated from their parents and find a home for themselves in the beautiful Indian state of Sikkim. The film has been made in Nepali, a language unknown to Paakhi; proving her to be a fearless filmmaker.
Paakhi has three films credited to her as a writer and acted as the lead in two. She is associated with the Art of Living for over 10 years and it has given her a unique perspective of the world view.


Siddharth Jain
(Producer)  kajaltheshortfilm@gmail.com
Kohl (Kajal)
Phone: +91 95295 06814