a film by Subhadra Mahajan
Second Chance by Subhadra Mahajan

2024, 104 minutes, India, 1.66, Black and White, 5.1 Sound, in Hindi, English and Kullavi with English subtitles

Sales/Festivals: Diversion (Thailand)

Second Chance by Subhadra Mahajan


After experiencing the first major trauma of her young life, Nia retreats to her family summer home in the Himalayas where time, nature and unlikely friendships help her heal.

Second Chance by Subhadra Mahajan

About the Director:

Subhadra Mahajan

Subhadra Mahajan was born and raised in Himachal Pradesh and currently resides in Mumbai. She has had a long collaboration with filmmaker Pan Nalin, most notably in co- writing ‘Angry Indian Goddesses’ (2015) which premiered at Toronto International Film Fes- tival, was Runner Up for the Grolsch Audience Choice Award and released theatrically in over 60 countries. It won accolades for being ground- breaking in its truthful, non-apolo- getic depiction of womanhood in contemporary India. Other films she has worked on with Nalin include ‘Faith Connections’ (2013); ‘Beyond The Known World’ (2017); and ‘Last Film Show’ (2021) which opened the Spotlight Section of Tribeca Film Festival in 2021 and was India’s official entry to the Oscars of 2023. ‘Second Chance’ is her debut feature film project.



  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival



Press Kit

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"This is a remarkably accomplished debut feature, premiering in Karlovy Vary’s Proxima competition just a couple of months after Mahajan’s compatriot, Payal Kapadia, won the Grand Prix in Cannes for “All We Imagine as Light.”"
Jessica Kiang, Variety

"Effortlessly blending gentle humor with poignant drama"
Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

"Once the story opens in the spectacular Himalayan scenery with the camera perched on the top of a hill to embrace it all, one can feel the overwhelming power of nature and its invisible creatures and deities."
Debanjan Dhar, High On Films

"A penetratingly vivid, emotionally complex portrait of a woman resurfacing from shattering grief with a deepening robustness of spirit"
Marina D. Richter, Asian Movie Pulse

"As a portrayal of personal turmoil, it stands out as an engaging debut, showcasing the talent for visual poetry."
Dipankar Sarkar, Talking Films

"Gentle drama punctuated with regular humour to galvanise renewal"
Ben Nicholson, The Film Verdict

"A story infused with tenderness and optimism, and wrapping up with a small yet potent gesture of emancipation. A movie worth giving a chance!"
Victor Fraga, Dirty Movies


Subhadra Mahajan


Dheera Johnson
Thakri Devi
Kanav Thakur


Shyam Bora

Executive Producers

Pan Nalin
Swapnil Suhas Sonawane


Swapnil Suhas Sonawane


Tinni Mitra


Quan Bay

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