TENSION KAI BABA
Chintan, a writer in his early 40’s has been sent to Goa, by his editor and publisher Lucky Mehra, to finish writing his long overdue, follow up to his earlier smash hit, ‘Sola Saal ki Sola Kahaniaan’ , his new book’ is titled, Satra Saal ki Satra Kahaniaan’
The setting is a lovely cottage mansion run by a Russian Mom and her Son. Their speciality is making food that heals the soul.
The property is a co-habit space, which has multiple guests checking in.
While Chintan sits to write his soft-porn novel, he begins observing the characters around him and uses the situation he observes as a take off point to his novel..
While his novel is being written, we take small dives into the lives of the other characters in the cottage..
On assignment to finish writing his follow up to his previous soft porn novel.. Chintan finds himself sharing his cottage space with other travellers.
What he observes in them, he uses to fuel his imagination and writing..
But Chintan is also dealing with his own existential crisis, his deep desire to actually write poetry…
Anand, Nila and Anu.
The family in the cottage. Anand, 30’s, a failed actor is meeting his wife Nila, 30’s, corporate manager, and their 9 year old daughter, after a Nine month long separation.
Anand and Nila have been having their differences for a while and have only come together because, Anu’s 10th birthday is around the corner.
Will a reconciliation be possible considering the promises that have been broken?
Anand has a lot to make up with Nila for.
Anu, is quiet and seems like she’s in her own world.. But she’s sensitive and aware about her parents issues.
Mid 40’s, portly and seems to be on an alcohol binge which he can’t hide anymore. His moody behaviour has everyone unsettled in the house.
The Russians are worried too and begin plans to concoct a special pizza for his wounded soul
Roshan seems to have a death wish.. and he’s hurtling towards one.
Anu, the little girl is privy to his tragic past and shares it with Nila.
Chintan meanwhile uses Roshan to build a villain in his story..
She is the centre of Chintan’s attention, but she’s got bigger things in her mind.
A Beautiful tattoo of a Birds Wing, on her back..
Sufit is from Dubai, her roots in Iran.
Female Solo Traveller, as Chintan would refer to her in his feeble attempt to woo her.
But she’s just found out that she’s pregnant. Something her free spirit is deeply conflicted by.. and also the social repercussions begin to dawn on her.
Sufit needs some help, friend-zoned Chintan comes to the rescue.
What will Sufit decide when it comes to her having a child.
‘Dev aka DJ DEV aka Deep Electronic Vibe’ and Mango
Having given up being the local DJ in his suburban neighbourhood and with all left to prove to his parents, that he will make a success out of his choice of career..
Dev arrives in Goa, hoping to connect with his friend Mango, who had boasted in their school whatsapp group, that he is a manager in a Goan resort.
Dev hopes, Mango’s connections will help him break out as the new cool DJ in Goa..
Mango fed up with Dev’s overbearing self, fixes him a room in the Russians cottage mansion.
Dev thinks he’s totally sorted.
But Mango has his own reasons to help his friend Dev.
Mango in return asks Dev to steal the antique gun displayed in the Cottage’s living room. But what are his reasons?
How Dev is compelled to accept Mango’s request and would this derail his DJ ambitions?
Mama and Baba, Mom 70’s ad Son 50’s run their cottage mansion with all their heart
They truly believe food can make people feel better and delight themselves in giving their guests a good time.
The Russians recipe is decided by the emotional needs of the characters in the mansion. But does it have an effect on the guests?
ANISH YOHAN KURUVILLADirectorGODS OF DHARMAPURI, AVAKAI BIRYANI, KO ANTE KOTI
ANISH YOHAN KURUVILLAWriterGODS OF DHARMAPURI, AVAKAI BIRYANI, KO ANTE KOTI
PRANAY DEVWriterTENSION KAI BABA
NAVEEN YADAVWriterGODS OF DHARMAPURI, KO ANTE KOTI, PITTA KATHALU, YEVADE SUBRAMANIUM
SRIKANTH RAMISETTYWriterGODS OF DHARMAPURI, PSV GARUDA VEGA,
PRANAY DEVProducerFIRST FEATURE
ANISH YOHAN KURUVILLAProducerANAND, GODAVARI
NAVEEN YADAVProducerPITTA KATHALU, GODS OF DHARMAPURI
SRIKANTH RAMISETTYProducerREPUBLIC, PSV GARUDA VEGA, TAXIWALA
GOPAL DATTKey Cast"CHINTAN"DELHI CRIME, SHERNI, VIKRAM
KARTHIK RATHNAMKey Cast"DEV"GODS OF DHARMAPURI, C/O OF KANCHAREPALEM
TEJASWI MADIVADAKey Cast"NEELA"SRIMANTHUDU, MANNA MUGGURI LOVE STORY
ANISH YOHAN KURUVILLAKey Cast"ROSHAN"ANAND, DOLLAR DREAMS
Runtime:1 hour 34 minutes 43 seconds
Completion Date:June 11, 2023
Production Budget:800,000 USD
Country of Origin:India
Country of Filming:India
Language:English, Hindi, Telugu
DIRECTOR AND SCREEN WRITER
AVAKAI BIRYANI 2008
KO ANTEY KOTI 2012
GODS OF DHARMAPURI 2019
DOLLAR DREAMS (1998)
All of us on the team of TKB are from diverse linguistic backgrounds and we’ve always dreamt of telling stories that reflect that.
With Hindi, English, Telugu, Konkani and Russian in the mix, TKB is an attempt to tell Indian stories in a multi-lingual format for a global audience.
Taking back audiences and story telling to a positive vibe of a space.
When films were like a matinee show, an afternoon hangover of a film discussion.
Also Goa has been getting a negative rep of late for its representation in popular culture, vis-à-vis, drugs-crime etc.
We wanted to showcase Goa differently…
In the healing, happy and calming space it can be in….
While also being a microcosm of Indians from all over.