Papa Ki Pari explores the themes of being “Good Daughter” in South-Asian culture and focuses on expectations put on different generations of South-Asian Women through the mother- daughter relationship in the movie. It also reflects on how trauma manifests in our relationships and lingers through our bodies for years after the emotional rupture. Lastly, this movie attempts to sprinkle humor in the midst of extreme grief and confrontation.
This story tackles grief and the aftermath of broken relationships with such heart and humour, I believe everyone will find a piece of their story in this one. I was excited to explore the psychology of a conversation in a brown/conservative family. I want to dig into my own lived conversations and write a script that reflects the trajectory of a long drawn arguments that includes resurrecting past mistakes and sitting in the uncomfort of the unsaid things. My goal with using comedy in this project was to reflect on how humor becomes a coping mechanism because of years worth of suppressed trauma and secondly, to show the comical nature of hiding our pain in the name of society and its judgment. Lastly I have explored the dynamics of a broken family and the scars that patriarchy leaves on women.