Private Project


Bhovra film is based on prestigious Sahitya Akademi Puraskar (National Award for Literature in India) winner book “Kajalmaya” written by eminent writer G.A Kulkarni.

The story is about the tender relationships between a middleclass family based in rural Konkan a part of Maharashtra State – India. It’s a entangled relationship between Gopal Gopal’s wife ( Shantu) , Gopal and Shantu’s nine years old daughter Mangal, Gopal’s elder widow sister ( Namutai), and her eleven years old bed ridden son ( Madhav ).

As a family they all are striving not just for their own space , but also for each others peace in life. The bonding between brother Gopal and his sister Namutai is such that they refuse to part from each other inspite of all the odds in their life. As a result the entire family, in an attempt to be with each other, get entangled in a whirlpool of relationship, losing out the standing grounds in life.

  • Pankaj Hiralal Sharma
    Deva Mala Maaf Kar, Audi Alteram Partem, Pandhari Ke Rang
  • Sachin Chandrakant Shirke
    Celebrations, Deva Mala Maaf Kar, Audi Alteram Partem, Pandhari Ke Rang
  • Ashutosh B Bawiskar
  • Sachin Chandrakant Shirke
  • Sawan Tank
    Key Cast
  • Prajakta Wadiye
    Key Cast
  • Vibhuti Dalvi
    Key Cast
  • Shripad Padwal
    Key Cast
  • Abhay Khadapkar
    Key Cast
  • Kamlakar Rane
    Key Cast
    "Bicycle man"
  • Deepika Deshpande– Amin
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
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  • Runtime:
    45 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 21, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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  • Bangalore International Centre
    April 2, 2023
  • India Habitat Centre
    New Delhi
    January 7, 2023
  • India International Centre
    New Delhi
    April 1, 2023
  • SCH Theatre
    September 2, 2023
Director Biography - Pankaj Hiralal Sharma, Sachin Chandrakant Shirke

Brief Introduction of Sachin Shirke ( Nilesh)

I am an aspiring filmmaker with a strong desire to narrate stories that touch people’s emotional chords. Though I pursued a short course from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), my actual understanding of the filmmaking process and its language began much earlier as a child actor in front of the camera. After several performances as an actor in the films of renowned filmmakers like Dr. Jabbar Patel, Raaj Dutt, Sai Paranjpye and others, my experience as an assistant started with the legendary filmmaker Sai Paranajpye.

Later I also assisted Arun Khopkar for his exclusive documentaries on renowned Artist Jahangir Sabavala and Architect Charles Correa. I was also associated as an Assistant Director and Production Designer with ace Documentary film maker Nilosree Biswas for the documentaries produced by Oxyfam. I also had an opportunity to work for various fictional and non-fictional television shows produced by Siddarth Basu, Mukul Abhyanakar and others. With this varied experience behind me, I undertook my first project as an independent filmmaker, producing and directing a short film “Prayaag”. The film was based on a true incident outlined in an article by the late Priya Tendulkar which was published in a leading daily and won the Best Foreign Language Film Award (2007) at Redlight Centre Film Festival Canada. Next, I made a 5 min silent short film “Celebrations”, where the effort was to try and tell the story visually, without the use of dialogue. It was made on a shoe string budget, and was inspired by an article in newspaper narrating the changing equation between a blind boy and his exam writer. This film won me an entry into a reality show on Sony Pix. The aim of the show was to choose the most promising director from a total of 18 participants; I made it to the final shortlist of ten directors on this show. Celebrations won the Best short film Award at Maharastra Times Awards (Awards initiated by Marathi daily Maharashtra Times of Times Publications) and were also selected for various other film festivals. Law has always fascinated me, and this led me on to my next project. I made an 80 minutes debating English documentary “Audi Alteram Partem – Hear the other side” which is a thought-provoking, fact-based documentation about the judicial delay in Indian Judiciary system. This documentary too was nominated in the Best Documentary category at 8th Indian Film Festival “Bollywood & Beyond” – Stuttgart and is still being screened at various film avenues in India.

After directing a biopic documentary to be produced by Films Division through Information and Broadcasting Ministry of India.

In the recent times with Chandrasheela Arts LLP (me and Pankaj) have directed a kids play for DD Sahaydari (Government of India official channel) and the same was also performed at NCPA Theatre – Mumbai. We also directed various poems for kids which are a part of the current academic syllabus.

We both also produced and Directed a Hindi short film of 50 min Bhovra.

Brief Introduction of Baramdeo (Pankaj). Sharma
I am Lawyer and a Company Secretary by profession; but am I am a filmmaker by passion. I have also pursued his internship in research and digitization filed from prestigious National Film Achieve of India (NFAI), and further have pursued his Film Appreciation Course from prestigious Film & Television Institute of India – Pune.

Further after assisting Ms. Manava Naik for her award winning Hindi Telefilm ‘Dopehri’ ; I Produced and independently directed a 15 min Marathi short film “Deva Mala Maaf Kar “(Oh! God Forgive me! ), which was the winner of 6th Advantage Short Film Festival and was screened at River to River Film Festival 2013, 3rd My Mumbai Short Film Festival 2014 & 2nd All Lights India International Film Festival; further the film was also screened on national channel NDTV PRIME. The same can also be viewed on Hotstar with maximum viewership.

Currently under the banner of Chandrasheela Arts LLP me and Sachin are Produced and Directed various kids plays , poems and and film titled Bhovra

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