One of the most adored icons from the 1990s, Sushmita Sen, has surprised her fans by participating in a new web series. In the Jio Cinema series Taali, Sushmita plays transgender rights advocate Shreegauri Sawant. She plays the character from when Gauri was still going by her birth name Ganesh to when she was one of the leading voices responsible for persuading the Supreme Court to rule in favor of the third gender in 2014. Continue reading to know more about the series.
Taali: The Web Series
The web series ‘Taali‘ was created by Arjun Singh Baran and Kartk D Nishandar. It further stars Sushmita Sen in the lead role. The story is told in flashbacks as Gauri tells her life narrative to a reporter while she waits for the Supreme Court’s decision. Gauri faces several challenges throughout the series. However, one of the most emotionally taxing challenges she faces is the suicide death of her friend Nargis.
Nargis passed away in the previous episode. When Gauri arrived at the hospital, she discovered Nargis’ body on the floor. Gauri demands an apology since this is not the proper way to treat a human. She and her entire community organize a demonstration outside the hospital when the medical team refuses to acknowledge their error.
However, Gauri won’t give up easily. She maintains her position until the Dean shows up the following day. She threatens to strip off in public and tell the police what happened. In her rage, she even threatens to contact the media until he gives her a formal apology. Gauri responds that she must use some pranks to keep the fight going when the Dean argues they wouldn’t assist her cause.
The Decision From The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court’s decision, which benefits her community, is announced just as Gauri finishes telling this story to the journalist. In a 2014 ruling, the Supreme Court of India declared that transgender people are the third gender and entitled to the same rights as other Indian citizens. The decision remains one of the community’s most significant victories.
Her Father’s Reaction
Her father, who pronounced her dead years ago, watches Gauri as she speaks to the media. He can be seen beaming with pride at his daughter. He gets tears when he hears Gauri talk about her parents and the virtues they instilled in her. He applauds her, and at this point, the emotional thread of her story almost comes full circle.
Gauri spends time on the beach with her several adopted children at the show’s conclusion. She can speak about her experience and how it helped the cause.
The Taali Conclusion
As we learn about Shreegauri Sawant’s numerous accomplishments since then, the show concludes with images of her. She served as an ambassador for the Maharashtra Election Commission and was the first transgender person to occupy a position of that nature. She has spoken at numerous events to promote awareness of the rights of transgender people. Furthermore, she continues to manage Sakhi Char Chowghi, an NGO that provides care for transgender persons and members of the community who are HIV/AIDS positive.