Rajesh Mapuskar

marathi – italian and english subt.
140’, col., dcp, India, 2016

Rajesh Mapuskar

Savita Singh

Rameshwar Bhagat

Rohan Pradhan

Satish Alekar, Sulabha Arya, Ashutosh Gowariker, Jitendra Joshi, Usha Nadkarni

The film tells the story of a joint family whose oldest and most respected member, Gajju Kaka, goes into a coma few days before the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. His demise during an auspicious festival would mean a period of mourning, which would ruin the festive plans and celebrations. Everyone from family and neighbourhood visits Gajju Kaka at the hospital, praying for his speedy recovery, each one having their own reasons for it.

Rajesh Mapuskar is an Indian film writer, director and producer. He got involved in the world of films at a very young age, as his family owned a cinema hall. He made his writing and directional debut with Ferrari Ki Sawaari (2012). His latest film Ventilator  won him several accolades, including the National Film Award for Best Director.