Nagraj Manjule’s debut film Fandry was a darling of the festival circuits. Zee picked it up and gave it a solid release. It did well at the box office, but many among the masses went to the film expecting the song that had been used in the promotions to be in the film and were left disappointed.
Nagraj and Zee have teamed up again for their latest venture and this time, however, they have included the songs in the film that have already become widely popular.
There is no official release of its synopsis but we have managed to get this from the official website of the 66th Berlinale where it was screened: ‘The love that binds clever Parshya and beautiful and self-confident Archie is as passionate as it is socially taboo. Breaking away from the narrow-mindedness and violence of convention is the only way out for the young couple. With powerful imagery and epic scope, Nagraj Manjule tells the story of an impossible love.’
Sairat has been written and directed by Nagraj Manjule. Much like Fandry, Nagraj has again casted non-actors in the lead role. Rinki Rajguru (Archie), who has already won a National Award for her performance in the film, and Aakash Thosar (Parshya) play the leads. The music is by Ajay-Atul and the camera department is helmed Sudhakar Yekkanti Reddy. Kutub Inamdar is the editor for the film.
Here’s the trailer. Only if it had subtitles it would have reached a much wider audience. The film releases on 29th April, 2016.