An 11-year-old tries to win a local science fair with the idea that her success will bring her parents back together.
Raspberry MagicStarring Javaherpour Lily and Simhan Meera
Raspberry Magic starring Lily Javaherpour and Meera Simhan
In Raspberry Magic, filmmaker Leena Pendharkar brings us an endearing coming-of-age story about a young girl dealing with her parents' troubled relationship through her interest in nature, science, and therapy.
11-year old Monica Shah competes in the local science fair with her experiment on speeding up the growth process of raspberries using touch therapy. The burden of her project grows heavier on her mind because Monica believes winning will draw her parents back together. Lily Javaherpour delivers an understated performance as the quiet yet self-reliant Monica. These personal traits have been instilled and nurtured over the years by her father Manoj (Ravi Kapoor), Monica’s strict but supportive father. Even as the head of a traditional Indian family, Manoj realizes that the values he passes down to his daughters must apply to himself as well – especially in his imperative search for a new job after being laid off. Through all of the tumult, Monica learns to ask complex questions about nature and nurture, and finds that the answers are far from simple.
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