Khandya

KHANDYA
BRIEF SYNOPSIS

This film is about relation between father and his son belonging to drought ridden region. Due to the impending water crisis and unemployment father decides to migrate his son to city. But son has the desire to stay at village and study further. Film tries to capture the emotional journey of that boy while facing this crisis. Father lefts the city leaving his son to work under the real estate contractor. Boy trying hard to cope up with the situation. Suddenly he gets the news about his father’s suicide. Boys life changes drastically after that. He keeps working as a labourer. The further film is about how boy chases his dream to pursue education facing all the hurdles.

  • Somadatta Suresh Desai
    Director
  • Somadatta Suresh Desai
    Writer
  • Suresh Dundappa Desai
    Producer
  • Sanjay Shelake
    Key Cast
  • Sushant Barangule
    Key Cast
  • Vikram Haragapure
    Key Cast
  • Swapnil Bankar
    Key Cast
  • Wahid Sheikh
    Key Cast
  • Somadatta Desai
    Key Cast
  • Chetan Arun
    Key Cast
  • Chetan Arun
    Cinematographer
  • Chetan Arun
    Editor
  • Kapil Lohar
    Sound
  • Jitendra Thombare
    Sound
  • Amulya Kalyanshetti
    Assistant directors
  • Daniel Singh
    Assistant directors
  • Swapnil Bankar
    Assistant directors
  • Vaibhav Suryawanshi
    Production team
  • Yogesh Kumbhar
    Production team
  • Vikram Haragapure
    Production team
  • Pooja Indalkar
    Still photography
  • Shraddha Kulkarani
    Subtitles
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    107 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    English, Marathi
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - NIMS university, Jaipur
Director Biography - Somadatta Suresh Desai

My name is Somadatta Desai. I am the resident of Kolhapur district in Maharashtra. Right now i am pursuing my masters in Mass Communication and Journalism from Shivaji University, Kolhapur. I did my bachelors in B.A. journalism from NIMS University , Jaipur. After discovering my interest in Media and Visual storytelling i switched to media studies from Biotechnology in 2014. From that day onwards I assisted my seniors in their academic film projects , made my own short films and documentaries utilizing available resources and penned down write ups for advertisements. Apart from this i performed twice as a poet at Pune based literature show known as “Daad”.

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Director Statement

During school days i was involved more into the cultural activities. After writing and directing one sit com play in 9th class i got inclined towards the performing art and eventually cinema. But following the tradition of my rural locality I enrolled to study the science. During my studies at Pune i switched my course to mass media from science.
This field was totally unknown for me. During initial days I had to struggle just to learn English. My photography teacher Mr. Sandeep Dongare was the reason I started thinking critically about filmmaking. After his departure only library and free film screening at NFAI became my source to learn more about cinema. After assisting my seniors i learnt few basics. In 2017 i made my first short film which was rejected due to technical inadequacy. But i continued making films with available budget and resources. Finally this year my documentary got nominated in competitive category at ‘’ Swatantrata ka vigyan filmostav”. Also i got selected as one of "75 Creative minds of tommorow" felicitated at the IFFI 52, 2021. I look forward to embark towards my dream of becoming filmmaker through this initiative.