Bangalore, the 1990s. A 16‑year‑old girl struggles with understanding herself and the ever‑changing world around her. A simple yet intense high school drama, Baggage tells the story of her journey, from a world she imagines is just like the movies she loves so much, to the harsh reality
that actually unravels before her. Hers is ultimately a very relatable story, about a transcending first love wrapped in everything that makes up the life of a teenager — the pressure of studying, the anguish of childhood traumas,
the heavy toll of bullying, the competitiveness over school grades and love interests.
A global citizen, yet rooted to her small-town upbringing,
ROOPA RAO truly believes that storytelling is the only way to transmit what truly matters to humanity. An ex-IT professional with a Masters degree in Commerce and Finance, Roopa left IT to pursue her passion for filmmaking. An alumnus of the Asian Academy
of Film and Television, she co-directed Only Vishnuvardhana and Kuraiondrumillai in Kannada and Tamil as well as written, directed and produced a number of corporate works and short films. Her partially crowdfunded web series The “Other” Love Story, India’s first same-sex web series, not only won her international awards, but also obtained 60 million views on YouTube. The Week magazine honoured her as
one of their Women of the Year in 2016.