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DITHEE

Original name: Dithee
English name: Seeing
Year: 2018
Run time: 89'
Language: Marathi
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: India
Director: Sumitra Bhave
Producer: Dr. Mohan Agashe
Cast: Kishor Kadam, Dr. Mohan Agashe, Uttara Baokar, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Girish Kulkarni, Amruta Subhash, Shashank Shende, Anjali Patil, Kailash Waghmare, Omkar Govardhan
Screenplay: D.B. Mokashi, Sumitra Bhave
Cinematographer: Dhananjay Kulkarni
Editor: Mohit Takalkar
Sound Designer: Ganesh Phuke & Piyush Shah
Music Composer: Parth Umrani & Saket Kanetkar
Costume Designer: Sumitra Bhave
Production Designer: Sumitra Bhave
Production Company: Sumitra Bhave Films

Selected Filmography

  • Vastupurush 2002
  • Devrai 2004
  • Ha Bharat Maza 2012
  • Samhita 2013
  • Astu 2015
  • Kaasav 2016

Director’s Biography

Sumitra Bhave, a social-work teacher and a social scientist turned to filmmaking in 1985. Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar, her associate as a co-director, have 15 feature films, over 50 short films, 2 TV serials and 5 telefilms, all of which were written by Sumitra Bhave. Their films have received 6 international awards, 11 national awards and over 45 state awards. She has won several individual awards for story, screenplay, lyrics, art, direction, costume design and direction. Her films revolve around the socio-political and economic conditions and hence are more relatable to all the classes of the society.

Synopsis

Ramji is a humble iron-smith who follows the age-old Waarkari tradition prevalent in Western India, where millions of pilgrims walk for a couple of weeks from the holy town of Alandi to Pandharpur, the abode of Lord Vitthal. His world comes crashing down after his only son drowns in a flooding river. Ramji is not only sad but also angry at God, to whom he has been devoted since decades. He and his friends are trying to make sense of the tragedy. Destiny offers Ramji a chance to attain the ultimate realization that birth and death are not different from each other, by helping a troubled cow deliver a calf. Thus unfolds a tale of death and life, of grief and ecstasy - where the seeming opposites just collapse and dissolve into the oneness of being.

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