Mai Ghat: Crime No 103/2005
Dir: Ananth Mahadevan / India / 104 minutes / Marathi / 2019
In 2018, for the first time in the history of the judiciary in India, two policemen were sentenced to death. It was the result of a protracted thirteen year personal war by a mother whose son was wrongly branded a thief and tortured to death in their custody. The film explores the impact of the violent act and questions our social and personal conscience, as everyone from the perpetrators of the heinous act to the victim, their families and kin are deeply impacted.
Singapore South Asian International Film Festival – Best Film, Best Editing, Best Cinematography
IFFI – International Competition
Kolkatta International Film Festival -Competition
Director biography and filmography:
Ananth Narayan Mahadevan is an Indian National Award winning director for the 2011 Marathi biopic “Mee Sindhutai Sapkal”, acclaimed at 25 international festivals all over the world. Also bagged the Maharashtra State award for Best film and Director. Opening film IFFI 2010 “Gour Hari Dastaan–The Freedom File”, an account of the living freedom fighter Gour Hari Das’ 35 year war to procure a freedom fighter’s certificate was acclaimed internationally and was Official Selection at both IFFI and IFFK in India. “Doctor Rakhmabai’, an epic film on India’s first practicing lady doctor was Official Selection at several international film festivals and bagged 3 Maharashtra State Awards. Rough Book [2016-17] was a critically acclaimed and awarded film on the Indian Education system Official Selection in MAMI, Houston Indian Film Festival, Washington DC South Asian International Film Festival, Stuttgart Indian Film Festival. WINNER: Best Film, Houston, Best Script Washington.
Producers – Nikita Gupta C
Scriptwriters – C.P Surendran, Ananth Mahadevan
Cinematographer -Alphonse Roy
Editor – Ananth Mahadevan
Sound Designer – Bhagat Singh Rathore, Anup Dev
Music – Rohit Kulkarni
Art Director – Ramakant Mahajan
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