Programme 2019


Director: Mahesh Vaman Manjrekar


India Premiere

Section: Marathi Talkies

Country: India | Year: 2019

Language(s): Marathi | Time: 131 mins


India gained independence in 1947, but for women, freedom was still a distant dream. It took a long period of struggle for society to accept remarriage of widows or prevent underage girls from getting married in the first place. In this dark age, when women could do no more than honour their family name, fall in love with a person chosen for them by someone else, and remain faithful to him at any cost, a tragic tale of love, sacrifice and redemption unfolds. Inspired by a short story by renowned poet and author B. B. Borkar. 


Director's Bio

Mahesh Vaman Manjrekar is an Indian director, actor, writer and producer. He has directed several highly acclaimed and award-winning films including Vaastav: The Reality (1999), Astitva (2000), which won a National Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi, and Viruddh... Family Comes First (2005). He has also appeared as an actor in English, Hindi, Telugu, and Marathi language films – most famously, Kaante (2002), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), and Mee Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy (2009).