Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is an Indian filmmaker, writer, author and artist. After working in advertising for several years, she made her debut by directing the 2016 comedy drama NIL BATTEY SANNATA (2015). She won the Filmfare Award for Best Director for the 2017 romantic comedy BAREILLY KI BARFI.

The New Classmate

A film by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

2015 - India - Drama

Behind the magnificent Taj Mahal lies a cluster of dingy homes where Chanda (35), a domestic help, lives with her 14-year-old daughter Appu. Chanda aspires and dreams that her daughter will study and embrace a better fate. When Appu tells her she wants to quit school and become a maid like her, Chanda takes a strong decision: she will herself go back to school, and even join the class of her daughter.