Zee Classic is all set to air the sensitive story of a mother – daughter NIL BATTEY SANNATA under its property ‘India’s Finest Films’ on Friday, 23rd February 2018. The film talks about a person’s right to dream and change their lives, irrespective of their social status. The cast includes Swara Bhaskar (Chanda Sahay) and Ria Shukla (Apeksha Shivlal Sahay) in lead roles along with Ratna Pathak Shah, Pankaj Tripathi and Sanjay Suri playing pivotal roles.
Set in Agra, NIL BATTEY SANNATA traces the efforts of a resourceful housemaid to give her daughter the life she has never had. Chanda (Swara Bhaskar) juggles multiple jobs to educate Apeksha (Riya Shukla), but the adolescent has zero ambition. After all, she tells her, a maid’s daughter should not aspire to become anything but a maid. The industrious Chanda is horrified at her daughter’s ingratitude, and director Ashwini Iyer Tiwari does not stint from showing the consequences of Apeksha’s thoughtlessness.
Mathematics is one of Apeksha’s weakest subjects, and when an attempt at private coaching fails, Chanda enrolls as a student in her daughter’s government-run school with the encouragement of her supportive employer (Ratna Pathak Shah). Presided over by the delightfully comic principal Shrivastava (Pankaj Tripathi), the school has its share of toppers and dunces (the ‘nil battey sannatas’ of the title). Chanda and Apeksha find themselves competing in the classroom, and Apeksha rebels ever so often.
Will Apeksha be okay for her mother to study in the same class as her? Will she ever be motivated to study and make a big name for herself in the world?
Find out what happens to Apeksha and Chanda, in NIL BATTEY SANNATA on Friday, 23rd February at 10 PM only on Zee Classic.