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I believe films should be snapshot of time and place: Director of “Godavari” Nikhil Mahajan at IFFI52

Our film is a tribute to filmmaker Nishikant Kamat

Posted On: 23 NOV 2021 6:49PM by PIB Mumbai

Panaji, 23 November 2021

 

“I believe if one watches the film Godavari in 2070, it should give an idea on how river Godavari was in 2020. That way, I want films to be the snapshots of time and place,” said Nikhil Mahajan, Director Godavari at IFFI 52, in Panaji, Goa today.

“Our film is a tribute to one of the most talented filmmakers of our time Nishikant Kamat. He was very close to all of us. I and Jitendra Joshi (who is in lead role) decided on that day that we will make a film on this.  This is my third feature film after Pune-52 and Baji,” added Shri Mahajan.   

The film starts in the backdrop of the protagonist coming to realize about his impending death. Godavari portrays this journey of the character who starts preparing for his family’s future and preserve the traditions.

“Rivers are lifelines, they create civilization and Godavari is one such river. It is very sacred and important river and people believe there is something magical about this river.  I got to see Godavari for the first time for this movie. It was a great experience to see a completely new city and to portray it in a movie”, noted Mahajan.

About the Movie

Godavari by Nikhil Mahajan is set in present day Nashik, a city in Maharatshtra on the banks of the river Godavari, the film is the story of a grumpy landlord and his family members who have to cope with two deaths: one they know about and another that they aren’t prepared for. Movie has Jitendra Joshi in lead role.

This sets the landlord on a spiritual journey, starting his relationship with the Godavari River. ‘Godavari’ is a deep philosophical exploration of life and death.

About the Director

Nikhil Mahajan is a director and writer, known for Godavari (2021), Pune-52 (2013) and Betaal (2020).

 

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