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Saat-Asat is a compelling tale that delves into the lives of Dasu and Chabbi, childhood sweethearts hailing from a small village. Their love story takes an unexpected turn when they become entangled in the cruel grip of fate and society's unforgiving cycle.This film goes beyond the romanticized versions of such narratives commonly seen on the big screen. It aims to uncover a larger intent hidden beneath the surface, offering viewers a profound reflection on the bigger narrative at play. Saat-Asat invites audiences to contemplate the struggles faced by individuals in rural areas, providing a platform for dialogue and introspection on the societal issues of caste and economic disparity.

  • Tapan Narendra Gaokar
  • Amarjeet Amle
  • Amarjeet Amle
  • Saurabh Kadam
    Key Cast
  • Ulhas Mahadev Revdekar
    Key Cast
  • Harshada Bagayatkar
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama, suspense, exprimental
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    32,000 USD
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  • Language:
    Hindi, Marathi
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Director Biography - Tapan Narendra Gaokar

Tapan Gaokar, a self-taught filmmaker based out of Mumbai,comes with a strong background in Advertising and Screenplay Writing and Farming.
He is a staunch believer of cinema being a medium that helps highlight the deep-penetrating issues of society, educate and empower people through stories. Tapan translates this belief into his work: be it ads or self-funded projects. He also works towards showing equality for all genders through his work.
After pursuing his Bachelor's in Advertising and Mass Media from University of Mumbai, he started shooting self-funded short narratives which got accolades at different film festivals.Much of his work has been attempted to reflect on issues of exile, identity, culture and politics. Following this, he shot well-produced content for ads, music videos, corporate films, playing with different formats and styles. Sat-Asat is his first feature film venture.

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Director Statement

I am honoured to have the opportunity to showcase our film at this prestigious event. This film is very special to me. As the director of Sat-Asat, I am thrilled to share with you
our film, which holds a special place in my heart. When I first came across this story, I knew that it was the one I wanted to make my first film as a director. I felt that this story resonated with me, and I hoped that it would resonate with others as well.
What makes Sat Asat truly special is that it is a product of a unique collaboration
between non-traditional film students and professionals. This film did not come from the traditional filmmaking process, but instead emerged from a shared passion among a group of individuals from different rural and urban setups of India.This collaborative approach brought fresh perspectives and ideas to the filmmaking process, and the final product is a testament to their hard work and dedication. Our cast and crew, made up of both students and professionals, came together to create something truly unique and special. It was a joy to collaborate with a diverse group of individuals, to bring this story to life on the big screen. And I am thrilled to share it with you all.
The story of Sat Asat is about What may emerge, what stories from rural life are packaged into a distorted narrative This film is a try to capture the vested interest that can possibly lie between us and truth.we aimed to create a nuanced and heartfelt portrayal of life in rural and small-town India, exploring the complexities of identity, tradition, and Modernity.