Broken Mirror Film by Indriyaan Theatre Group

Indriyaan Theatre Group and Performing Arts School Produce Film on BDD

Broken Mirror offers a poignant portrayal of Body Dysmorphic Disorder, exploring the tumultuous journey of those grappling with this often misunderstood condition. Directed by the talented Ashwin Agrawal from Indriyaan Theatre Group & Living Bread Production, this film stands as a testament to the power of cinema in shedding light on mental health struggles with empathy and authenticity.

Having had the privilege of a private screening at the BDD Foundation, courtesy of Ashwin Agrawal, it’s evident that Broken Mirror has the potential to spark important conversations surrounding mental health. Its depiction of BDD and its impact on individuals and their loved ones is commendable and essential in bringing greater awareness and understanding of the condition.

From the opening scenes, the film demonstrates the pain and anguish experienced by individuals with BDD. The film follows a realistic trajectory, exploring the debilitating behaviours that accompany the disorder, the challenges of accessing treatment, and the solace found in support groups. Broken Mirror shows commitment to portraying the nuances of BDD without sensationalism or stereotype, allowing viewers to truly understand the internal battles fought by those affected.

Ashwin Agrawal’s direction is fantastic, navigating the delicate subject matter with extensive research, sensitivity and compassion. The performances by the cast are exceptional, with each actor embodying their characters with real authenticity.

One of the film’s greatest strengths lies in its portrayal of hope and resilience. As the female protagonist Ahana, played by the incredible Titiksha Taggar, navigates her journey towards self-acceptance and healing, the film beautifully illustrates the power of pursuing values unrelated to appearance. By highlighting the importance of support networks and seeking professional help, the film offers a message of hope to those grappling with similar struggles, reminding them that they are not alone in their journey towards recovery and there is so much more to them than appearance.

We are feeling lucky to have seen the film prior to it’s full release. Ashwin Agrawal and the entire team behind the film have created a piece of work that deserves recognition. The film has been nominated for multiple film festivals including LAFA 2024 and World Film Fest Cannes. With its powerful message of resilience and hope, Broken Mirror is a must-watch for audiences seeking meaningful and thought provoking cinema.

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The Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation. Charity no. 1153753.