A Temple

  • 146'
  • India
  • 2011
A witty and somewhat lyrical black comedy situated in a small village in the Indian state of Maharashtra, where a simple young man unexpectedly receives a divine vision in his sleep. Kesha is visited by the god Dutta, and his auspicious experience changes the dynamics of daily life in the community. Kesha becomes important, but his new position in the limelight puts him under pressure as well. Elections are approaching, and local politicians juggle between two opposites regarding Kesha’s story.
This intriguing film reflects contemporary issues, questioning the human position on faith, the dishonesty of those who are after power and money and the corruption in the whole of society. Kesha, played convincingly by Girish Kulkarni, a scriptwriter and a director himself, keeps the suspense alive throughout the film. This is the third feature fiction film by one of the most exciting directors in India today.
Director
Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni
Premiere
European première
Country of production
India
Production Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
146'
Medium
35mm
Original title
Deool
Language
Marathi
Producer
Abhijeet Gholap
Production Company
Devisha Films
Sales
Devisha Films
Screenplay
Girish Kulkarni
Cinematography
Sudhakar Reddy
Editor
Abhijeet Deshpande
Production Design
Prashant Bidkar
Sound Design
Anthony B.J. Ruben
Music
Mangesh Dhakde
Cast
Nana Patekar, Naseeruddin Shah
Website
http://www.deool.com