The web series “Taali,” centered around the life of transgender activist Gauri Sawant and portrayed by the remarkable Sushmita Sen, has ignited a storm of positive response since its release on August 15th on Jio Cinema.
Directed by the National Award-winning filmmaker Ravi Jadhav and penned by Kshitij Patwardhan, the series delves into the inspiring journey of activist Gauri Sawant, originally born as Ganesh, and raised in Pune. Gauri Sawant, a prominent figure in the transgender community from Mumbai, was a petitioner in the pivotal 2013 National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) case that led the Supreme Court to recognize individuals of the transgender community as the third gender, a groundbreaking verdict unveiled in 2014.
Renowned film trade analyst Taran Adarsh attested to the captivating allure of the series, asserting its ability to maintain viewer engagement throughout. Taran Adarsh shared his thoughts on X (formerly known as Twitter), “There are very few shows that keep you hooked throughout, and #Taali – which narrates the courageous story of transgender activist #ShreegauriSawant, essayed with solid conviction by #SushmitaSen – is one of those… If you haven’t watched #Taali yet, do watch it… Recommended!”
Netizens Shower Praise
Netizens, ever vocal on their digital platforms, resonated with Adarsh’s sentiments, offering their heartfelt commendation. A user shared, “Saw couple of episodes of #Taali on JioCinema… N @thesushmitasen is just awesome!! Also a nice idea n for first, I guess featuring a lady actor in character of transgender and not male actor. But as usual and always… simply in awe of Sushmita on how she essayed the role.”
Another enthusiast chimed in, “Taali, a gripping show, captivates viewers from start to finish. It powerfully tells the tale of transgender activist #ShreegauriSawant, skillfully portrayed by #SushmitaSen. It’s a must-watch. Don’t miss out! Highly recommended!”
The admiration continued, “This is called acting… @thesushmitasen, you just nailed it!! What a performance.”
Eager to share the joy of the series’ success, Sushmita Sen took to Instagram, expressing her gratitude for the overwhelming response. She wrote, “This happiness is a vibe!! And YOU are the reason!!! Thank you all for the love, respect & appreciation you have been showering on #Taali. On behalf of #teamtaali…Our DEEPEST GRATITUDE!!! The calls, messages, posts, stories, flowers, love notes. All forever cherished!!! Thank you for opening your hearts!!! The world needs it!!!”
With her daughter Renee contributing her voice and chants to the “Mahamrityunjaya” mantra in the web series, Sushmita Sen’s involvement in “Taali” reflects her commitment to telling significant stories and fostering inclusivity.