The Damned Rain
Director: Satish Manwar
Screenplay: Satish Manwar
Cinematographer: Sudheer Palsane
Editor: Suchitra Sathe
Music: Dattaprasad Ranade
Cast: Girish Kulkarni, Sonali Kulkarni, Jyoti Subash, Aman Attar, Veena Jamcar, Mukund Vasule
Production: Pacific Entertainment
Contact: Prashant Pethe
A-1/30, Suryaprabha Gardens
Bibewadi Kondhwa Road
Pune 411037, India
35 mm, Color, 96 mn, OV Marathi with French Subtitles
Kisna, a farmer like many others in India or for that matter, in many parts of the world, is trying as hard as he has always been. But so many things, including nature are stacked against him. Kisna’s family is trying in its own simple way to please him and avert the inevitable. Kisna’s wife is convinced of the fact that he is contemplating ending his life and hence ropes in their 6 year old son, albeit against his wish and comprehension to be with his father all the time and report any irregularities in his behavior. Kisna, meanwhile, is unaware or perhaps not bothered that he is being watched as a possible candidate for suicide. Kisna is doing only what he knows best, toil hard, get a crop, pray that the rains will be on his side at least this year, sell his product and prepare for the next
season. The question though, is how long can he keep trying, with little or almost no profits to show for his efforts.
This is a story about simple aspirations; the undying urge in the human race…to live and to live against all odds.