Why: Right from the opening image - a toilet filled with shit - director Vinod Kamble’s Hindi film Kastoori disrupts the idea of a message movie. He doesn’t just want to say it. With his subjective camera treatment, he wants you to see it, react to what you leave behind for others to clean up. This powerful drama woven around a Dalit boy was inspired by an article in the Marathi newspaper Sakal, about a boy who has been doing post-mortems from the time he was in Class VIII. Kastoori is a disruptor even in its production model. It’s the first production of Insight Films, where eight women have come together to tell untold stories on screen.
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