Jalsa (2022) *HQ*
JALSA is the story of a hit-and-run case. Rukhsana (Shefali Shah) lives with her husband Rizwan, daughter Aaliya (Kashish Rizwan) and son Imaad in a shanty in Mumbai. She works as a maid in the household of eminent digital journalist, Maya Menon (Vidya Balan). She has been working with Maya, her mother (Rohini Hattangadi) and Maya’s son Aayush (Surya Kasibhatla) for three years and she’s considered to be one of the members of the family. One night, Maya gets late from work. She asks Rukhsana to stay back. She calls Imaad to Maya’s place so that he can be with her. She also calls Aaliya. However, she refuses under the pretext that she wants to study in her own house. Rizwan drops Imaad at Maya’s place and then goes to work. After Imaad and Rizwan leave, Aaliya ventures out late at night with a boy. While she’s out, she suddenly gets hit by a car. The one who commits the accident runs away immediately and so does the boy. It’s only in the morning that Aaliya is found in an unconscious state. She is badly injured and hospitalized. The investigation begins and the cops don’t seem very keen to nab the culprit. What happens next forms the rest of the film.