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Original name: Bhera
English name: Deaf
Year: 2023
Run time: 134 Min
Language: Marathi
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: India
Director: Shrikant Prabhakar
Producer: Shrikant Prabhakar
Cast: Deepak Joil, Shraddha Khanolkar, Pramod Koyande, Akanksha Khot
Screenplay: Prasad Khanolkar, Shrikant Prabhakar
Cinematographer: S. Sameer
Editor: Smiitaa Phadkke
Sound Designer: Dhananjay Sathe
Music Composer: Pradyumna Chaware, Pranav Jantikar
Production Company: Shri Vaij-Prabha Chitra
World Sales: Shrikant Prabhakar


  • Chennai IFF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2018 Gaathbhet (Short)

Director’s Biography :

Shrikant Prabhakar

Shrikant Prabhakar has completed his graduation as commercial artist in advertising with photography specialisation. Shrikant has been working as a theatre actor, writer and director since 2006. His plays are performed in many national as well as few international theatre festivals. He also got awarded as the best director in state level drama competitions. Bhera is his director's debut film. Being an actor he has worked in several Marathi films, short films, television shows as well as commercial plays. He has also played a role of a screenplay writer for a few short films.

Synopsis :

Set in the middle of Covid pandemic of 2020, this is a story of three lost souls, and their struggle to be heard. Suresh, working in Mumbai, finally returns to his mother, Anibai, who was unaware of pandemic and has lived alone in an old house across a stream in a remote village, where communication and mobility are lacking. Suresh is put into quarantine for 14 days. Vishnu, a naive, orphan and deaf boy, the only regular visitor of Anibai helps her after seeing her in misery and visits Suresh at quarantine centre, where he commits a mistake leading him in trouble with his uncle and gets expelled out of village. Anibai's appendix worsens and she is taken to the hospital. However, unbeknownst of her, Suresh has succumbed to death, from Covid. Vishnu is informed about Suresh's death and has been told to hand the ashes to the Anibai's house. Disturbed, Vishnu wept by the stream, clutching the ashes close to his heart, meets Anibai.