Private Project

Mahakarma

This is the story of Kashinath Joshi (Hindu Bramhan), who works with Mahadev Bhatta (Hindu Bramhan) to learn the rituals of Martika ( cremation ceremony ). Mahadeva bhatta vows not to perform the rituals of Martika only to gain self esteem in the village. Now, like Guruji, he had to quit this job and stand alone. And that's where he decides he has no choice but to work for his stomach.Then he tries to support Mahadev without standing in opposition to Guruji(Mahadev) ... and the mischief inflicted by other Brahmins (Creed discrimination) .... and the appetite of the stomach to satisfy his stomach ... All this while Kashinath's mute silences and struggle to survive.

  • ABHIJIT SADANAND SHELAR
    Director
    Kartavyam, The News Paper, Lakshyabhedi
  • ABHIJIT SADANAND SHELAR
    Writer
    Indradhanu, Awart,Kartavyam, The News Paper, Gom, Lakshyabhedi,Bhavnanchi Kholi
  • SUNIL THAKUR
    Producer
  • RUCHIRA PAWAR
    Producer
  • AISHWARYA PATIL
    Producer
  • ABHIJIT SHELAR
    Producer
  • DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES, PUNE UNIVERSITY
    Producer
  • SANGAM DHANAWADE
    Key Cast
    "KASHINATH (Hindu Bramhan cast)"
  • MANDAR PATHAK
    Key Cast
    "KRUSHNA SHASTRI (Hindu Upper Bramhan cast)"
  • JITESH MORE
    Key Cast
    "BABAN (Hindu Lower Cast)"
  • SUHAS JOSHI
    Key Cast
    "MAHADEV (Hindu Bramhan cast)"
  • HARSHAD KALE
    Key Cast
    "RAMA (Hindu Wani cast)"
  • ANUP HARISHCHANDRE
    Key Cast
    "CHINTU (Hindu Upper Bramhan cast)"
  • PRADEEP PAGARE
    Key Cast
    "YAJMAN 1 (Hindu Sonar )"
  • PRASAD BHAGWAT
    Key Cast
    "YAJMAN 2 (Hindu Sonar )"
  • RAVI NIKAM
    Camera
  • SUMIT SAHA
    Camera
  • RAVI NIKAM
    Editing
  • AJINKYA TEKAWADE
    Log
  • BAAL JUWATKAR
    Makeup
  • KETAKI WAGH
    Costume
  • PRASAD BHAGWAT
    Costume
  • MADHURA BHAGWAT
    Costume
  • ABHIJIT SHELAR
    Costume
  • SHANKAR VAIRAGE
    Light and Sound Equipments
  • IPSIT NAYAK
    Light and Sound Equipments
  • SAWITRIBAI PHULE PUNE UNIVERSITY, (SPPU) PUNE
    Special Thanks
  • DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA & COMMUNICATION STUDIES
    Special Thanks
  • ABHIJIT SHELAR
    Story
  • HARSHAD KALE
    Story
  • PRASHANT ZORE
    Music
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    महाकर्म
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 16, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    150 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    Marathi
  • Shooting Format:
    35mm digital SLR
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Department of media and communication studies, Pune University
  • Lift off Film Festival 2020 US
  • Lift off Film Festival 2020 London
  • Jordan Film Festival 2021
  • Mithi wood Film Festival 2021
    Mumbai
    India
    January 30, 2021
    Semifinalist
  • ICFF 2021 Best story Award
    Kolkata
    India
    April 8, 2021
Director - ABHIJIT SADANAND SHELAR