In this satirical thriller, when an eight months pregnant woman enrols into an upscale maternity centre for ‘Happy Moms’, she begins to get conditioned by it’s warped practises - until she is jolted awake by it’s attempts to entirely reshape her identity.
When Meera - a female entrepreneur - begins to have panic attacks in her eighth month of pregnancy, she is encouraged by her husband Sushant to join a maternity centre for mothers-to-be. Run by the matronly, domineering Mama Nithya, the centre seemingly focuses on alternative pregnancy counselling and birthing practises.
These practices mould select mothers into being capable of birthing ‘Champion Babies’ - overachievers who will become the creme de la creme of tomorrow’s society.
With the development starting at the peak of the stringent lockdown for India's first COVID wave and the shoot being completed just as the onslaught of India's second wave began, this film has been a crash course in how to produce a film amidst constantly changing circumstances. In the end, the conviction we had in this story, and the passion with which the team worked, constantly reminded us that there was no obstacle that could stop us from making this film.