DAARAVTHA

On the brink of adolescence, a young boy struggles between his own desires and the confines of a strict patriarchal society. Mesmerized by the beautiful costume and dance of the female character in his school’s play, he is determined to play the role, especially since this is his chance to finally get closer to the older boy on whom he’s been harboring a secret crush.

 

Artful direction and an unforgettable performance by the adorable young lead paint a delicate and deeply moving portrait of a young boy discovering his sexual identity, and the magic and terror that comes along with it, in a vibrantly joyous tale that celebrates the freedom of personal expression.

 

30 Mins | India | Marathi | Est | 2015

Drama | Digital | Color

 

 

Director: Nishant Roy Bombarde

 

Director’s Biography

Nishant Roy Bombarde has worked as a producer and television writer. After working with Zee TV for three years, he shifted to Zee Studios where he heads digital media promotions and works as an executive producer. Among other projects, he has served as executive producer on the Marathi films KILLA, FANDRY and ELIZABETH EKADASHI. Nishant is passionate for theater and has recently worked as an actor and director’s associate on “Dushyantapriya,” a queer adaptation of Kalidasa’s “Shakuntalam”.

 

Cast

NishantBhavsar, NanditaPatkar

 

Crew

DOP: Harish Krishnan

Writer: Nishant Roy Bombarde

Producer: Nishant Roy Bombarde           

 

Festivals

National Film Award for Best First Non-Feature Film of a Director

Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, USA

Indian Film Festival of South Asia, Toronto, Canada- Best Short

New York Indian Film Festival, Winner- Best Short