MARATHI TITLE: SANCHAR
ENGLISH TITLE: POSSESSION.
CAST: Yashodhan Bal, Rishi Deshpande, Milind Phatak,
Prasad Limaye, Rama Joshi, Sharvani Pillai & Gauri Mahajan. PRODUCTION HOUSE: Ajna Motion Picture Pvt Ltd.
DIRECTOR / PRODUCER: Nagesh Bhosle.
SCREENPLAY: Nagesh Bhosle.
CINEMATOGRAPHER & EDITOR: Amarendra Bhosle. DURATION: 105 minutes.
GENRE LANGUAGE: Dark Comedy .LANGUAGE: Marathi
What happens when Nagu-kaka the village brahmin (hindu) gets possessed by the spirit of a (muslim) fakir from an eight hundred year old mausoleum? The film is based on Rajan Khan’s novel, ‘Sanchar’. Four siblings from the busy city of Pune go to visit their uncle at a village called Mahagaon after receiving a text from their aunty saying that he is possessed by the spirit of Nyamat Shah Baba the Fakir.
Full of religious extremism and dark humor revolving around Hindu and Muslim superstitions in India, this film makes you wonder why the educated people in cities have more orthodox views towards the religions other than their own and how people living in villages show more modern approach towards religious tolerance.