Dighu (played by Neel Deshmukh), a silent and observant eight-year-old boy, doesn’t know if he’ll ever live in his hometown again, Pune, where he left with his mother and sister for the Konkan region on the rainy Indian west coast. Nor does he know his father’s whereabouts, or if he’ll ever return. The days are strung together like loose notes in a diary, like a river inevitably flowing towards the sea. In this chronicle about maturity and grief, the voids, misunderstandings, dreams, and distractions typical of childhood guide us through the passage of time and its mysteries. (C. M)
Akshay Indikar, 27 years, is a filmmaker from India coming from nomadic tribe also an ex-student of Film and television institute of India. Writer, director and editor of Trijya, his debut feature, derived from very personal autobiographical experiences. His second feature film, Sthalpuran, is written, directed and edited by Akshay Indikar, will have its world premiere at prestigious Berlinale Generation competition section 2020. His last short film DOH was world premiered in IDSFFK Kerala 2014, and travelled across various festivals. Later he made a Docu-fiction film based on a Dnyanpeeth awardee (Highest Literary award in India) Indian author-poet Prof. Bhalchndra Nemade. Currently, he is developing his next feature film called CONSTRUCTION.