GHABRICHA PAUS (The Damned Rain)

2nd FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival
DECEMBER 9, 2011  |  6.00 pm

GHABRICHA PAUS (The Damned Rain)
Dir: Satish Manwar
2009, 100 min / India
Marathi / English Subtitles

The Damned Rain is about the life of a farmer Kisna (Girish Kulkarni), who is trying to get a good crop in the drought-stricken Vidarbha region, which has been notorious for farmer suicides. It also allegorically tells about how lack of information and education amongst the farmers, can ruin them, despite their indefatigable spirit. After, the debt-ridden neighbour Bhaskar Deshmukh commits suicide, amongst many other farmers of the region, Kisna's wife Alka feels that Kisna too is contemplating suicide. But Kisna is only engrossed by the thoughts of the arrival of the monsoon. Due to the vagaries of the rain, Kisna is able to reap only two quintals of cotton, which is taken away by the money-lender/cotton trader, leaving Kisna's family with nothing. Kisna has to think of new ways for him and his family to survive…

Awards: Best Marathi Film - Pune International Film Festival, India (2009), Special Jury Award - Maharashtra State Film Awards, India (2009), Best Editing Award - Ahmadabad International Film Festival, India (2009), First Prize - BMM Convetion Film Festival, Philadelphia, USA



Alliance Francaise de Bombay
40, New Marine Lines Road 
Mumbai 400020
Phone: 022 2203 5993

Festival Contact

FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival


No comments:

Post a Comment