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Mansi Jain '17 Discusses Her Award-Winning Short Film, 'Sab Theek Hai'

August 10, 2018

Screenwriting alumna, Mansi Jain '17, was recently profiled in The Hindu, discussing her latest award-winning short film and graduate thesis, Sab Theek Hai (Everything Is Fine), which she wrote and directed.


Sab Theek Hai “tells the story of Asha (played by Seema Pahwa), a middle-aged mother, who visits her young, independent daughter, Natasha. There, Asha pours her heart out to Natasha and says that she wants to walk out of the marriage, much to the shock of the daughter who initially fails to understand her mother’s predicament. So Asha is left to fend for herself,” wrote Athira M. of The Hindu.


“People from different cultures, genders and backgrounds could identify with Asha or Natasha, or both,” said Jain. “It’s like living a dream to see a story so personal to you resonate with a wide cross-section of people.”


Jain won a grant at Columbia to help produce the film. It received the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) Audience Award at the Columbia University Film Festival in 2017, as well as the International Film Audience Award at the Brussels Short Film Festival in 2018.


Previously, Jain has written and directed the short films, Lunch Lady (2015) and Custody (2013), and co-written and directed Chuuri (2017). Before studying screenwriting and directing at Columbia, she was also the co-writer and associate director for the Hindi thriller, Moh Maya Money. One of Jain’s current projects includes a screenplay for a thriller-horror short film.