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November 14, 2021 Sunday 10:42:32 AM IST

Biopic on Social Activist Daya Bhai

Art & Literature

Daya Bai (born Mercy Mathew in Kerala in 1940) went on to work for the betterment of the tribal community in India, especially in central India. Now her biopic titled Daya Bhai is hitting the big screen soon with the lead role being played by Bidita Bag. Her break out role was in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz released in 2017.

The last schedule of Daya Bai has gone on the floors in Madhya Pradesh. Shedding more light on the film, an official statement from the makers said, “Daya Bai will portray how Mercy Mathew, a Malayali, transformed herself into Daya Bai, a social activist. Her work for the betterment of the tribal people of Madhya Pradesh will also be depicted. While a few portions will be shot in Kerala, there will be sequences in Madhya Pradesh also.”

The biopic has also made its way towards other prominent International Film Festivals such as Big Apple Film Festival, New York and By Design Film Festival, Washington. Actress Bidita bag won best actress award at Noida International Film Festival. The movie has witnessed an overwhelming response from the audience.