By Nilesh P. Khandare(30 Nov 2009)
''Dia' is a film about ‘Date Rape’. It is also about justice and how far a human being will go to get it. It is about love, caring and commitment. It is about anger at the state of our society. It is about the state of our judicial system. And most of all it is about the fact that if you want something bad enough – you don’t need money or power to get it – what you really need is intelligence, determination, patience and focus. But above all – you need the strength of conviction to sacrifice, if necessary, that very thing that you hold dearest to your heart. For in the extent of your sacrifice lies the extent of your conviction.
Date rape is a gruesome act. More so because it is perpetrated by the very person that one trusts. More than the physical pain the shock and trauma lies in the breaking of that trust. That is the ultimate rape.
In most cases the victim absorbs the shock and pain in silence afraid of the reaction of society in general and the family in particular who end up blaming the victim for getting herself into this situation. Some girls take their own life because they just can not come to terms with the situation and sometimes, though rarely, comes along a person who stands up to the situation, faces it head on, confronts the man and society and the legal system with the single minded focus of punishing the man for this heinous crime. This is a story of one such woman – Dia