Sonam Bajwa, Tania , Gitaj Bindrakhia, Gurjazz


Vijay Kumar Arora


The film delves into the era leading up to the 1980s in Punjab, where women were prohibited from joining baraats (wedding processions). This societal norm faces a challenge when Rani (played by Sonam Bajwa), a newlywed with a basic education, becomes determined to change the tradition and allow women to accompany the baraats. However, her progressive idea clashes with the village men, who fiercely guard the customs and manipulate Rani’s in-laws and her husband, Bagga (played by Gitaj Bindrakhia), to suppress her through patriarchal force.

Under the threat of being expelled from her in-laws’ house, Rani is initially forced to retreat. Yet, witnessing the plight of women who are denied the right to accompany their own sons and brothers in baraats, she hatches a plan while skillfully maintaining an innocent facade in front of the men. The only exception is her supportive husband, who is privy to her scheme.

The film portrays Rani as a courageous protagonist challenging traditional gender roles and fighting for women’s rights. It explores the power dynamics within a patriarchal society and the resilience of women in the face of oppression. With elements of drama and social commentary, the narrative sheds light on the importance of questioning and transforming deeply ingrained customs for the betterment of society as a whole.

The performances in the film, especially Sonam Bajwa’s portrayal of Rani, bring depth and authenticity to the characters. The supporting cast contributes to the storytelling with their nuanced portrayals of individuals affected by societal norms.

“Godday Godday Chaa” ultimately serves as a thought-provoking film that highlights the struggle for gender equality and challenges the age-old traditions that restrict women. It celebrates the power of unity and perseverance in bringing about positive social change.

UK Release Date:

26 May 2023