Filmmaker Amit Narwade’s Marathi short film Kalank (Stigma) has been officially selected to Frames International Film Festival Mumbai. Based on true events, the film comments on casteism that is strongly prevalent in the Indian society. Kalank’s trailer became the most-viewed short film trailer after it was launched through CAFF International Film Festival Seoul, South Korea, on ‘cMovie Asia’, Independent filmmaker’s film trailers network.
Amit has done his BA from Yeshwant College in Nanded and then completed his Masters in Performing Arts from Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University in Aurangabad. He has good understanding of theatre and music. His first play as director was Sagar Sarhadi’s Bhagat Singh ki Vaapsi. Later, he made his first short film titled Careless.
It took one and a half years to Amit to finish the final draft of Kalank, which he wrote with some help from his friend Sheikh Aslam.
“Almost all the actors in Kalank are the students of performing arts. Most of the cast and crew have contributed monetarily to make the film. Some of them even shared the expenses on food and transport during the shooting. We were very tight on budget. We neither dubbed nor used sync sound technique. We used the sound that was recorded in the camera itself. I myself edited the film. But the major credit for successful production goes to Rupesh Paratwagh,” Amit told.
The 32-year-old filmmaker; who has also acted in Gajendra Ahire’s Paradh and Shasan, and Ramesh Deshmukh’s Ghaam; said he would continue making films on social issues as he is yet not interested in commercial or formula films.