The Damned Rain
Fiction / Inde / 2008 / 1h40 / 35mm / couleur / couleur / VOSTF
Peasants in the State of Maharashtra are driven to despair by the condition of their crops and they wait in vain for the rain to fall. Increasing numbers of forlorn farmers are driven to suicide. Kisna, father of a six year-old boy works relentlessly to try to support his family. His wife, persuaded that her husband also wants to put an end to his own life is on the look-out for the slightest sign of her husband’s resignation.
Despite the apparent harshness of its subject-matter The Damned Rain is a lively film whose story is at times humorous and includes occasional Bollywood-inspired musical interludes.
Original title : Gabhricha Paus
Production : Prashant Madhusudan
Screenplay : Satish Manwar
Editing : Suchitra Sathe
Director of photography : Sudheer Palsane
Cast : Girish Kulkarni, Sonali Kulkarni, Jyoti Subash, Aman Attar, Veena Jamkar, Mukund Vasule.
Satish Manwar studied at the Centre for Performing arts at the University of Pune in India. He has written, produced and directed pieces of theatre for the Lalit Mumbai theatre company. He has worked as an assistant on various short-films as well as directing his own short-film. The Damned Rain is his first feature-length film.