Interview with Winning Screenwriter Anoop Judge (THE RUMMY CLUB)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Anoop Judge: The Rummy Club is Joy Luck Club with an Indian cultural twist and tells the story of four Indian women bound by decades of friendship: Alka, a child of privilege and power; Mini, a beauty and a flirt; Priya, a nurturing earth mother; and Divya, who is insecure and envious of her friends. Now in their 40s and living in California, they find comfort and support in their weekly card game of rummy—even as their private lives begin to unravel.

In her younger years, Alka, the self-appointed leader of the group, was pressured into marrying a wealthy man whom she loathes in order to save her family’s failing business. As a result, she turned all of her attention to her son, Krishna, becoming an obsessive and overbearing mother in the process. As usual, her three friends adjust to her version of…

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