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Trailer Watch: Shrihari Sathe’s 1000 Rupee Note

Producer Shrihari Sathe makes his directorial debut with 1000 Rupee Note, premiering this weekend in New York at the Village East. Sathe, whose credits include Dukhtar, Buffalo Juggalos, It Felt Like Love (and, full disclosure, A Woman a Part, in partnership with me), developed this story based on a short by Shrikant Bojewar, the resident editor of Maharashtra Times, one of India’s major newspapers.

Here’s a description:

Budhi, a widow, lives in a small village in Maharashtra, India — and her only son has committed suicide. Though poor and left alone in the world, she leads a cheerful life and is particularly fond of her neighbor, young Sudama, with whom she shares a strong friendship. When a local politician gives her a few 1000 rupee notes at an election rally, she and Sudama decide to go shopping at the nearby market — but fate has a very different plan for them.

The film received over 30 awards at festivals around the world, including the special jury prize and the centenary award for best film at the International Film Festival of India. I hope everyone in the New York community can come out to this week’s run. Advanced tickets can be bought here.

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