Aisa Yeh Jahaan (transl. This place is like that) is a 2015 Indian drama film, directed and written by Biswajeet Bora and produced by Maya Kholie. The film is India’s first carbon neutral film and stars Palash Sen, Ira Dubey and Kymsleen Kholie in lead roles, with Yashpal Sharma, Saurabh Pandey, Tinu Anand, Carol Gracias, Prisha Dabbas and Saurabh Pandey in supporting roles. The film was released on 24 July 2015.
The film is set in Mumbai. It depicts the relationship between a husband and wife, the ever-growing human detachment with nature and people’s attitude towards the physiology of a child’s growth which is portrayed in a lighthearted yet satirical fashion. Rajib, works for a multinational company and is far apart in terms of his nature from his wife, Ananya, who is a receptionist at a private firm. On the other hand, Kuhi, their three-year-old daughter, and Pakhi, the domestic help of the house, share a relationship based on innocence and pure emotions. Pakhi takes good care of Kuhi when Rajib and Ananya are away at work during the day.The whole family plans a vacation to their hometown Golaghat in Assam. There, Kuhi gets to know Nalia Kai, the helper of the house, who introduces her to a new world – a world of trees, birds, greenery, paddy fields and the environment at large. There she realizes the difference between the concrete world of Mumbai and the natural environment of her father’s hometown. She also fears that one day the people of Mumbai would not have air to breathe, as she learns that we get oxygen from trees. This compels her to question the scarcity of trees in Mumbai.
Palash Sen as Rajib Saikia
Ira Dubey as Ananya Saikia
Yashpal Sharma as Nalia Kai (Domestic help of Mr. Saikia’s household)
Kymsleen Kholie as Pakhi
Tinu Anand as Majid Khan (Director in the movie)
Carol Gracias as Club Singer
Prisha Dabbas as Kuhi Saikia (Rajib and Ananya’s child)
Saurabh Pandey ATCC as Ron (Ananya’s cousin)
Bishnu Khargharia – Gunakanta Saikia (Rajib’s father)