Filmmaker Satish Manwar, who gave us the brilliant Gabhricha Paaus a few years ago, is back with his next film titled Tuhya Dharm Koncha, focusing on the lives and problems of the neglected and underprivileged tribal people. The film, starring actors Upendra Limaye, Vibhavari Deshpande, Suhas Palshikar, Kishor Kadam and Shashank Shende, has been produced by IME Motion Pictures. The film releases on 15th March 2013.
“It seems to be a subject of documentary. But I chose to make it into a feature film because I love this medium and it also helps take the issue to maximum people. Tuhya Dharm Koncha tells the story of tribal people, of their basic rights that they are denied and their day-to-day struggle for survival,” Satish informed while talking to Rang Marathi.
The film’s prime focus is on the constant disturbances and interferences made by different religious or extremist groups on the lives of the tribal populace. “The government takes these people for granted while religious groups force them to live according to their wishes. The tribals live in very pathetic situations,” the director explained.
Satish Manwar has worked with many actors and artists from different Lalit Kala Kendras and has offered some meaty roles to most of them in Tuhya Dharm Koncha. He appreciated the hard work and efforts put in by these actors.
“Tuhya Dharm Koncha is set in current times. It talks about various factors like the decreasing number of tigers, the vanishing natural resources and the State’s sheer negligence. But at the same time it’s a film. Tuhya Dharm Koncha has songs, depiction of folk arts and some interesting real-life characters, which will be certainly liked by the audiences,” he said.
On his next venture, the writer-director said he has completed a few more scripts. “My next film will have an urban set-up. Right now I’m talking to producers regarding the script,” he said.