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River Flows

Antee meanders through the lush green mountains and thick green forest. A few villages scattered on the river’s banks.
A group of people from a village: Anagha, her mother, Guruji, Bhau, Prakash, Tukaram, Mangesh and a few others. They do not want to take up conventional jobs. They are trying to earn their livelihood through farming, agriculture- allied- businesses. They have realized that, efforts involving Antee, is the only way to become truly self sufficient.
Appa Naik is another important person in the village. He is strongly active in local politics, but he has inclination towards glossy, glittery life in a city. He wants his son, Akash to get settled in a city.
One day they find out that Antee is going to be blocked and a huge tourism project is planned. The discussion in the meeting about the same yields nothing but endless and futile arguments.
Our group realizes that in order to keep Antee flowing, they need to utilize Antee waters more by expanding their work and also involving more people to connect with Antee. Owing to harsh realities of agriculture, not many people join them in their efforts.
The village politics gets creepier by the day. Simultaneously, construction work for the project commences at full speed. Pressure starts to build. They meet the head of the project. Their argument falls on deaf ears.
They face a strong and increasing political & social hostility from the village, but their energy is undefeated. The future is unknown, efforts are inevitable. Their quest continues.
This film brings together many narratives that arise from a quest like this. This is not the complete story. It is a small part, of a long journey!

  • Sandeep Sawant
  • Sandeep Sawant
  • Sandeep Sawant
  • Neeraja Patwardhan
  • Vasant Josalkar
    Key Cast
  • Poonam Shetgaonkar
    Key Cast
  • Asha Shelar
    Key Cast
    "Anagha's Mother"
  • Hridaynath Jadhav
    Key Cast
  • Jayant Gadekar
    Key Cast
    "Appa Naik"
  • Abhishek Anand
    Key Cast
    "Akash Naik"
  • Gajanan Zarmekar
    Key Cast
  • Mahadev Sawant
    Key Cast
  • Vishnupad Barve
    Key Cast
  • Bhushan Vikas
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Kachare"
  • Shiv Subramaniam
    Key Cast
    "Project Head"
    Two States, Prahar
  • Sanjay Memane
    Director of Photography
    Dahavi F, Shwaas
  • Neeraja Patwardhan
    Production Designer & Art Director & Costume Designer
  • Suhas Rane
    Sync Sound & Sound Design
  • Mandar Kamalapurkar
    Sound Design & Mixing
  • Neeraj Voralia
    Shwaas, Vihir
  • Tushar / Jairaj
    Background Music
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    नदी वाहते
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 54 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2016
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  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35 : 1
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  • Student Project:
  • Pune International Film Festival
    January 16, 2017
    Special Jury award for Direction
  • Zee Marathi Chitra gaurav (Film awards)
    Special Jury Award
  • Goa Marathi Film Festival
    Panjim, Goa
    June 18, 2017
  • Limited Theatrical release
    Mumbai & Pune
    September 22, 2017
    Limited Theatrical release
Director Biography - Sandeep Sawant

Sandeep Sawant was born and brought up in Mumbai.
Sandeep Sawant's first feature film as a director was Marathi feature film Shwaas. It was Golden Lotus Award (Indian National award for best film) winner. Shwaas was India's entry for 77th Academy Awards for the foreign language film category. Sawant also wrote the screenplay and dialogues for Shwaas.

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Director Statement

The relationship between a river and civilisation is ancient. It is also very interesting and intriguing. I wanted to explore and render this relationship in my film.
Saving small rivers flowing through different villages is the need of the hour. It is the only way to sustainable development.
Should we save our river & how? These are the questions that drive this film. It revolves around exploring ways and efforts to save a river. This is why the narrative is not exactly linear and with a definite conclusion. This film is a journey of people's resistance to survive by saving their river and to become self sufficient
A river can be a life giver, provider and the most beautiful, intriguing entity at the same time. I have tried to maintain this realistic yet lyrical quality to the visual of this film.