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A still from Sumukhi Suresh's 'I Run When My Mom Calls'
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Video: Run When Mom Calls | Sumukhi Suresh | Don’t Tell Amma

Stand-up comedian Sumukhi Suresh’s video I Run When my Mom Calls, part of her performance Don’t Tell Amma, is a boldly humorous reminder of lines drawn around us by tradition. She uses the figure of Amma (mother) to symbolise socio-cultural attitudes towards sex, particularly outside of marriage. With an air of resigned amusement, Sumukhi recounts her mother’s unfortunately timed calls to ‘check’ on her, and her own engagement with the public domain as a young woman who exercises agency and choice.

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