Prashna ( Question)

Ganga and her husband Rajkumar work as seasonal sugar cutting Labourers on a contract basis. They have to migrate from place to place for the work leaving behind their Native Village. Their only son Ganesh (Age 10 Years ) has to accompany them because Nobody is there at home to take care of him . This is a problem for Ganesh’s educational progress as he is absent every year for Three Months. How Ganga , a Third Standard educated woman overcomes the problem of Ganesh’s Education as well as finds a way of acquiring knowledge for her own Progress.

  • Santosh Ram
    Director
    Vartul ( Circle ) , Galli ( The Lane )
  • Santosh Ram
    Writer
    Vartul ( Circle ) , Galli ( The Lane )
  • Dr . Dipali Garje -Sanap
    Producer
  • Dr. Ganesh Sanap
    Producer
  • Ganesh chandrakant Jadhav Ganesh's Mother : Anjali chandrakant Jadhav Ganesh's Father : Rajkumar Devidas Munde
    Key Cast
    "Ganesh "
  • Anjali chandrakant Jadhav
    Key Cast
    "Ganga"
  • Rajkumar Devidas Munde
    Key Cast
    " Ganesh's Father"
  • Pooja Anil Rathod
    Key Cast
    "Pooja "
  • Anil Tarachand Rathod
    Key Cast
    "Anna"
  • Parmeshwar Devkate
    Key Cast
    "Groom "
  • Saddam Madar Shaikh
    Key Cast
    " Teachers 1 "
  • Vishwanath Wardhe
    Key Cast
    " Teachers 2 "
  • Santosh Ram
    Key Cast
    "Sugarcane Farm Owner"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Prashna
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 5, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    12 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    Marathi
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Filmfare Awards 2020
    Mumbai
    India
    January 28, 2020
    Indian
    Shortlisted For
  • Pimpri Chinchwad International Short Film Festival 2020.
    Pune
    India
    September 3, 2020
    Indian
    official selection
  • Roshani International Short Film Festival Aurangabad 2020.

    India
    official selection
  • 3rd Vintage International Film Festival 2020

    India
  • Sprouting Seed International Short Film Festival

    India
    Best Short Film Special Honourable Mention
  • FIORENZO SERRA FILM FESTIVAL ,Italy 2020

    Italy
  • 3rd Vintage International Film Festival 2020
    Kolhapur
    India
    October 28, 2020
    Indian
    Best Short Film Award
  • 3rd Vintage International Film Festival 2020
    Kolhapur
    India
    October 28, 2020
    Best Cinematography Award
  • Vishwarang International Film Festival 2020
    Bhopal
    India
    November 26, 2020
    Official Selection
  • 22nd Madurai Short and Documentary Film Festival 2020
    Madurai
    India
    December 12, 2020
    Official selection
  • Indic film Utsav 2020
    Hydrabad
    India
    November 13, 2020
    Official competition section selection
  • 2nd Shades International Film Festival 2020
    Indore
    India
    December 20, 2020
    Official Competition selection
  • 3rd Sangli National Film Festival 2020
    Sangli
    India
    December 5, 2020
    Best Cinematography
  • 3rd Sangli National Film Festival 2020
    Sangli
    India
    December 13, 2020
    Best Cinematography at 3rd Sangli National Film Festival 2020
  • ICA – International Cultural Artifact Film Festival 2020.
    Pune
    India
    Official Selection
  • 4th Anna Bhau Sathe International Film Festival 2021.
    Pune
    India
    Official Selection
  • Bettiah International Film Festival 2020.
    Bettiah
    India
    December 24, 2020
    Best Social Film at Bettiah International Film Festival 2020.
  • 4th Anna Bhau Sathe International Film Festival 2021.
    Pune
    India
    February 11, 2021
    Best Short Film Award
  • 4th Anna Bhau Sathe International Film Festival 2021.
    Pune
    India
    February 11, 2021
    Best Director Award
  • 4th Anna Bhau Sathe International Film Festival 2021.
    Pune
    India
    February 11, 2021
    Best Screenplay Award
  • 4th Anna Bhau Sathe International Film Festival 2021.
    Pune
    India
    February 11, 2021
    Best Sound Design Award
  • 4th Anna Bhau Sathe International Film Festival 2021.
    Pune
    India
    February 11, 2021
    Best Cinematography Award
  • 9th Chennai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2021.
    Chennai
    India
    March 3, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Ujjaini Short Film Festival 2021.
    Ujjain
    India
    March 6, 2021
    official selection
  • 14th SiGNS International Short Film Festival Kerala 2021.
    14th SiGNS International Short Film Festival 2021
    India
    March 22, 2021
    SPECIAL MENTION FOR BEST SHORT FICTION FILM
  • 6th Bengal International Short Film Festival 2021
    Kolkata
    India
    April 9, 2021
    Best Film
  • The Filmingo International Short Film Festival
    Mumbai
    India
    June 27, 2021
    official selection
  • 8th Siliguri Short and Documentary Film Festival 2021.
    Siliguri , Kolkata
    India
    August 28, 2021
    Best Cinematography Award
  • Suchitra Suvarna Chalanachitrotsava
    Bengaluru
    India
    August 28, 2021
    official selection
  • 4th South Asian Short Film Festival
    Kolkata
    India
    November 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • The 13Th Edition Of International Documentary And Short Film Festival Of Kerala (IDSFFK) 2021.
    Trivandrum
    India
    Official Selection
  • Gandhara Independent Film Festival 2021
    Karachi
    Pakistan
    November 5, 2021
    Official Selection
  • UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival 2021
    Florence
    Italy
    October 21, 2021
    The Iris Award for Special Mention (Writing)
  • The 19th Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival
    KOLKATA
    India
    December 8, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 9th Smita Patil International Film Festival 2021 .
    Pune
    India
    December 19, 2021
    Special Jury Mention Award
  • MA TA Film Festival
    Pune
    India
    January 30, 2022
    Best Story Award
  • 8th Kolkata People’s Film Festival Kolkata 2022.
    Kolkata
    India
    March 31, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 7th Human Screen Festival TUNISIE 2022

    Tunisia
    March 9, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Santosh Ram

Santosh Ram is an Indian Director, Screenwriter and Producer based in Pune , Mumbai. His Filmography includes Vartul (Circle) 2009, Galli (The Lane) 2015 and Prashna (Question ) 2020.He has done his Post Graduation in English Literature. He developed an appreciation for cinema while studying Literature. He has participated in Film Appreciation Course conducted by National Film Archive of India in collaboration with Film and Television Institute of India 2006 . He Participated in a six month Film making course conducted by Cine fusion , Pune . He was selected for a Six Month course in City Narratives In Cinema and Literature conducted by Majlis and Max Mueller Bhavan , Mumbai .His debut Short film, Vartul (Circle) traveled to over Fifty-Six Film Festivals across the world including 11th Osian’s Cine fan Film Festival, New Delhi (India), International Documentary and Short Film Festival Of Kerala and 17th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Canada), Winning Thirteen Awards .The film is inspired by a true event that moulded his religious, social and political ideology while growing up.His Second Short Film Galli (The Lane) 2015 - Selection in over Twelve Film Festivals across the world. He is one of the Curators For 11th Vibgyor Film Festival 2016 Thirussur (India). Prashna (Question) 2020 is shortlisted for Filmfare short Film Awards 2020 and Officially Selected in Twenty Seven Film Festivals all Over the World Winning Fourteen Awards . Santosh Ram Won The Iris Award Special Mention ( Writing ) For Prashna at Unicef Innocenti Film Festival 2021 Florence , Italy .

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Director Statement

Migration at certain point of life is dangerous for our future but thousands of Sugar cutting labourers migrate from one pace to another for bread and butter . The future of their children is just the mirror of their own lives .