Nil Battey Sannata

Synopsis: Appu is a class 10th student and is giving up on studies, because she knows her mother will not be able to provide for her higher studies. Her mother tries hard and even enrolled her for maths tuition but Appu thinks only children of rich parents become doctors or engineers and believes she'll end up being a maid too like her mother. But one day her mother gets a chance to continue her Education..
100 min


"A page, a pen to live with".

"Writing, erasing

and then writing again".

"What is little and much,

how much is it".

"True, this is Trishna".

"A dream Worth more than four crore".

"And a sleeping bag".

"Inside my heart".

"Is thing of my desire".

"Inside me is my house".

"Or is yours Within me".

It's made my life hell.



Turn off that alarm.

"I like myself'.

"How do you feel about you".

"Oh life".

"Oh life".



Look, its dawn already.

Get up, child.

It's the first

day of school today.

At least he on time.

I know from tomorrow you'll be going

on your own sweet time.

Get up, dear.

My doll.

My, child.

My sweaty.

My angel.


Get up, Appu.

OI I'll slap you.

Get up.


Don't go without freshening up'?

Take a bath and pray

before you leave.

Only God can save you this time.

Your lunch-boat's is in the bag.

Don't forget to pack it.

What did you make?


Eggplant, on the first day?

You could've made potatoes.

Vacations are over, and now this.

Wouldn't you love

to stay home all day"

..and eat potatoes?


Keep this.

10 rupees?

I am a grownup now.

No. You've become lazy.

Keep this too.

Why name me Apeksha?

What does that mean?

It starts with an A.

So my name comes

first during roll call.

Couldn't you think of a name with Z.

That would've given

me another 10 minutes.

So change your name.

Call yourself 'Zandu Balm'.

Go carefully.

And Wakeup.


Appu's awake,

but I don't trust her.

Please check on her once.

Today it's the first day

of the new class.

O Lord...

Goddess Sheravali..

Sai Baba.. (saint).

Appu's in class 10 this year.

Please save her. Please.

Save me from Math.

Good morning, ma'am.

You're here .

You're never late .

Oh ho...

Keep tea for boiling.

- Yes.

"Oh lord give me the strength.."

" I could fulfill

my rightful duties.

"By helping and serving others.."

"..We may make our life successful.

"By helping and serving others.."

"..We may make our life successful.

"Those who are in pain and crippled,

may we serve and relieve their pain"

"Those who are in pain and crippled,

may we serve and relieve their pain.."

Sweaty, how Were the holidays?


Look at him staring at us.

Over-smart principle .

Where is Pintu?

I don't know.

When-is he going?

Hello, ladies.

Welcome, boy.

Did your daughter,

Appu, go to school,

I hope so.

Who'd know if she's

gone somewhere else.

She's a big pain.

I wonder what she'll do in future.

I am getting grey

hair worrying about her.

I just noticed this morning.

Here and here .


What do I make for you?

I want to eat stuffed bread today.

You know, I've decided.

I'll learn some English.

Later, I'll move to

Mumbai and drive a taxi.

Why learn English if

you Want to drive a taxi?

Not the common ones.

The one with A/C!

Only rich people use that to commute.

And one mole thing.

You also get a uniform to Wear,

along with a cap.


- Come on.

And, Sweaty, What about you?

What ab out her.

She'll get married in four years.

- Yes.

And until then, she has her

daily soaps to keep her company.

What's the principle doing here'?

He teaches Math to class 10.

Oh if math Wasn't enough,

and now him?

Double headache.

Look. Look at him.

Bloody smarty pants.

He's all charged up.

Children, finally you've managed..

.to get to class 10.

And just like, one can predict.

..what a kid will grow up to be.


your class 10 results determine"

..who is a winner, and who is..


Children, every minute, hour..

..and second this year

is priceless for all of you.

Those who use it wisely,

will be the" - Winner.

And those who waste it...

- Loser.

So, children,

what do you want to be'?


Say it loud.



Winner. Winner.

Winner. Winner.



Very good. Now math.

Little island.

What is...?


You should never make pickles

by the recipes given in books.

Why not?

My grandma used to say,

pickles are made..

"I like myself".

"How do you feel about you".

"Oh life".

How was your first day?

Same class, same hooks.

Same class, same hooks?

Didn't they promote you to class 10'?

Of course I was promoted to class 10.

9th or 10th,

what difference does it make'?

Just the books get a little thicker.

Yeah, but you must have new teachers'?

Yes. We did.

Ranbir Kapoor for Maths.

...and Salman Khan for Physics.

"How fat is the fat destination".

"The house is just

at the next junction".

"Kept inside the cup, covered".

"There is so much salt and sugar".

"I may not find the

moment of my size".

" What kind of a tailor is Tittle".

"Measuring anyone with the past".

"Who is wrong, whose mistake it is".

"Took off from the earth".

"A flight". "Your heaven is up there".

"Oh life".

"Oh life".

Pintu's really lucky .

Soon he'll become a driver,

like his father.

Yeah! What a great achievement!

What will you do?

Did you ever give it any thought?

Mom, once you start,

you don't to stop.

Then the cost of one sweet

was twenty-five paisa.

Ma'am, buttermilk.

"The inflation too is high!


Oh no...

What happened? - Stop

sticking your nose in the glass.

Brother, pack one bread-sweet!

Ma'am, I Want to ask

you something. - What?

Studying Medical and engineering..

..must be really expensive, right'?

Not when I used to study.

That's how I became a doctor.

But now. . .education has

become more of a business.

It costs somewhere around

500,000 to 1 million.

At some places,

the fee is between 2 to 5 million.

That was really fun!

Who gave the sweet?

Uncle Mansoor did.

His son got a job. As a peon.

They are also throwing

a party tomorrow.

Who celebrates for a peon's job?

Stupid people.

Government job, 8000 salary.

Think about it.

8000 rupees!

Government job.

Uncle Manson's really lucky.




What do you Want to he?

Tell me, dear... must have thought something.

What's to think?

Tell me.

I will be a maid.



What will you he?


A engineer's son becomes an engineer...

..and a doctor's son,

becomes a doctor.

What else can a maid's daughter he?

Maid. It's that simple.

I'll give you a tight slap.

Is this Why I've been slugging around?

Am I sending you to school

so that you can he a maid?

Do you know What

it means to he a maid?

Listen carefully, Appu,

and remember.

No matter what happens,

you won't become a maid.

Did you get that?

Did I say something wrong'?

Do you Want one?



It's not that maids

don't have a future.

These rich people, need a maid.. look after their kids.

And...they call them maid.

They are called Nanny.

Nanny or granny!

If you say it again,

I'll slap you silly.

You can't do a single

chore around the house..

..and dream to he a maid.

The children in this country..

..have no freedom

to decide their career.


Give it here .

What's wrong'?

Couldn't sleep last night?

What do I say?

I am totally confused.

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Nitesh Tiwari

Nitesh Tiwari is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and lyricist known for his works in bollywood. He made his directorial debut by co-directing Chillar Party (2011) which won the National Film Award for Best Children's Film for that year. He then directed the supernatural political drama Bhoothnath Returns (2014) which became a box office hit.In 2016, he scripted, and directed Dangal which was screened at the Beijing International Film Festival in April 2017 and second BRICS festival in June 2017. The film is the highest-grossing Indian films and the fifth highest grossing non-English film, having collected over ₹2,000 crore (US$290 million) of which more than ₹1,200 crore was earned in China, where it has emerged as one of the top 20 highest-grossers of all time. Tiwari has garnered the Filmfare Best Director Award at the 62nd Filmfare Awards, and the Telstra People's Choice Award at the 2017 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.He won the Filmfare award for best director in 2017 for directing Dangal. more…

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