Janaa is a poor village girl. She is a widow and
mentally ill who wonders in whole village. After the
suicide of her husband she became mentally ill and it
led to a complex mental disorder forcing her to roam
without proper clothes and bathing. As a female and a
mentally ill, she becomes a subject of derision and
discrimination by the society.
Mischievous children beat her by stones .Mothers
threaten their children in the name of mad Janna. Her
brother Sagaa and her Sister-in-law are poor and do
menial work. Her mother sews homemade mattresses.
Janna’s niece Chinu, a school going girl, loves her a
lot. Her Brother Sagaa and her sister-in-law beat her
and confine her in a room, as she is wondering in whole
Santu, a close
relative of Janaa, often comes to her home and shows
sympathy towards her. One day he entraps her near a
sugarcane farm and rapes her.
Janaa who is always moaning, lives in her own world, and
is unable to tell this incident to anyone. When she
starts morning sickness, her family got acquainted with
what has happened with her. Sagaa beats her a lot for
telling the name of the person who slept with her. Her
sister in law addresses her as a bitch. Santu who is a
devious person also asks her about the person who did
adultery with her. When she tries to denote his name he
slaps her and plans to finish her off. With the help of
Sagaa and his wife he picks Janaa and throws her away in
the zone of a man-eater tiger in the deep forest.
Dr. Rajendra Dhamane – Winner of THE ONE International Humanitarian Award 2016