Hostel is written and directed by Manish Gupta and is a story inspired by true life events of various boys’ hostels. It is a film about a student who enters a notorious hostel and is ragged by his seniors. It’s not just about one incident but a string of incidents and is a hard-hitting reality-action film. It shows how students are tortured and harassed in the name of ragging.
Gupta said, “There are many suicides that occur in Indian hostels due to Ragging wherein students are beaten up, stripped, paraded naked, starved, tortured, molested and even raped by their seniors. Since victims of ragging find it humiliating to report sexual abuse to their parents or others, most ragging-related crimes go unreported. HOSTEL deals with the serious issue of ragging and through this film I want to show the world what actually a victim of ragging goes through.”
The film is produced by Vicky Tejwani and Gurpal Sachar of Matrix Medias.