Gargi is a 2022 Indian Tamil-language legal drama film written by Hariharan Raju and Gautham Ramachandran, directed by Gautham Ramachandran produced by Blacky, Genie & My Left Foot Productions with Sai Pallavi and Kaali Venkat in the lead role.
The film’s music is composed by Govind Vasantha with cinematography handled by Sraiyanti and Premkrishna Akkatu and editing done by Shafique Mohamed Ali. Gargi was released on 15 July 2022 and received positive reviews from critics who praised the cast performances, the script, the direction, and the social message.
Gargi is a school teacher from a struggling family consisting of her dad Brahmanandam who works as a security guard in an apartment building, her mom who sells homemade rice batter and her younger sister Akshara who’s in middle school. Their life becomes chaos when dad is accused along with 4 other men of having assaulted a child. Gargi is steadfast in her resolve to prove her dad’s innocence, as he’s her hero, having protected her as a child from a perverted teacher, encouraging her to stand up to such evil.
At the receiving end of public hatred, they’re abandoned even by a family friend who’s a successful lawyer. But his assistant, a no-note lawyer, Indrans Kaliaperumal, agrees to represent them as he has no reputation to lose. At the hearing, while questioning the investigating officer, Indrans uncovers that the victim was wrongly medicated with a high dose of barbiturates, thus rendering her testimony (identifying Brahmanandam as the culprit) inadmissible.
Further, he meets the victim’s dad, who reveals that it was he who made her identify Brahmanandam (certain of his guilt), as she was catatonic with trauma, unable to function at all. All this puts into question the evidence, this enabling him to obtain conditional bail for Brahmanandam.