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Taam

It is a documentary-drama about the pain and sacredness involve behind the land acquisition of Pakka-Mahal in Varanasi (Pakka-Mahal is flock of oldest houses surrounding old Vishwanth temple, some of the buildings are even more than 1300yrs old).
Protagonist (Baba) Pandit Uma 75 years, bond tightly within memories of his ancestral rented house dies when get kicked out by bureaucrats who’s job is to acquire land to develop it into Kyoto Japan (According to P.M vision). This scheme of government faces strong oppose by veterans like writer Kashi Nath Singh, Avimuktheshwaranand with support of huge Varanasi population. “Change in the course can not lead in development whereas it can lead to destruction of previous one”.
Batuknath son of Baba 30years old tries to save his house but again and again got perished by the government officials. It also shows the glimpse of harsh reality behind the Sanskrit vidhyalaya.

  • Vishwanath Tiwari
    Director
  • Gaurav Singh
    Director
  • Vishwanath Tiwari
    Writer
  • Gaurav Singh
    Writer
  • Vishwanath Tiwari
    Producer
  • Gaurav Singh
    Producer
  • Shyed Iqbal Ahmed
    Key Cast
    "Pandit Umamahraj BaBa"
  • Raghvendra Pathak
    Key Cast
    "Batuknath son of babab "
  • Amit srivastav
    Key Cast
    "Puranpati NETA JI "
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    17,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • F3 First Frame Films Pvt. Ltd.
    Distributor
    Country: India
    Rights: Pay Per View
Director Biography - Vishwanath Tiwari, Gaurav Singh

VISHWANATH TIWARI( Born on 28 march 1982 ) is an Director & Writer . Born and raised in Varanasi oldest city (Uttar Pradesh) Graduate Mass Communication & journalism Post Graduate Diploma Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Delhi, Film & Television department, script writing & direction . Into the business of filmmaking since 10 years, experience in making a variety of film for a various industry personal. Strong passion for creating independent films ,career experience working primarily for independent films companies , I worked as an assistant director ,creative Directer for creating documentaries and films, short film . he working for Ek Cheez Milegi Wonderfull (2013) Assistant Director ,The Holy Fish (2017) , Assistant Director , (2019)The Brittle Thread (Jhini Bini Chadariya) First Assistant Director Taam (2021 ) writer & Director ,Producer .
Gaurav Singh : Director ,Writer and Producer Gaurav is a film influential and theatre artist worked as assistant director in several films including and in few tv serials also .He had written and director this film .

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Director Statement

Along the banks of the holy Ganga, the historical city of Varanasi acts as a backdrop for the film, Taam. Life of three characters belonging to separate generations, during a trying time of deconstruction of the authentic, cultural city is depicted through the short narrative.

The oldest in the family, a Brahmin pujari who spent a lifetime practising his religion on the ghats of the river, is now being forced to leave the very alleyways he was born into, the ancestral, mystical walls which hold fond memories of his deceased wife. Amidst the constant movement of the several forces tugging at each other, his son tries to straddle the political and the social aspects of the ensuing developments. The protagonist is pained at the loss of the city, but is accepting of the resulting compensation- one which is deemed necessary for the survival of their family. Lastly, the innocent boy, still learning the trade, ends up meeting the cruel realities of the world he exhibits.

Allowing all of these elements to play themselves out against the several warring factions of society, the film provides insight into life in Varanasi. The many undercurrents of totalitarianism, caste, religion and abuse are further allowed portrayal within the narrative, enabling it to finally tie them together as a cohesive whole.