Imagine a society where a woman can walk around late at night (or even during the day, really) without anyone leering, catcalling or doing something worse. In India, this probably has to be imagined, as it does not exist in reality.

A short film (above) written and directed by Tom Koshy, with Priyanka Kashikar writing the screenplay and producing it, translates that act of imagination into actual scenes. And by linking this, without dialogue, with the idea of independence – for the nation and for its people – the film makes a strong point subtly, quoting Jawaharlal Nehru’s line from his speech at the midnight of August 14-15, 1947:

“...Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenge of the future?...”

Corrections and clarifications: This article has been edited to clarify the fact that the film was written by Tom Koshy and the screenplay was written by Priyanka Kashikar.