NADI VAHATE

A RIVER FLOWS

By Sandeep SAWANT

SAHAJ FILM PRIVATE LIMITED - as PROD

Environmental - Completed 2016


    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Environmental, Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • INDIA
    • Languages
    • MARATHI
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 114 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sandeep SAWANT
    • Writer(s)
    • Sandeep SAWANT
    • Producer(s)
    • Sandeep SAWANT (SAHAJ FILM PRIVATE LIMITED), Neeraja PATWARDHAN (SAHAJ FILM PRIVATE LIMITED)
    • Synopsis
    • Beautiful surroundings. A thick forest. A river flowing through lush green mountains, and a few villages on its bank.
      Some youngsters in one of the villages - Anagha, her mother, Guruji, Bhau, Prakash, Tukaram, Mangesh, Mr. Kachare and others - aren’t interested in a regular job. They want to do something on their own, which will involve the forest, river and agriculture in the area. They are taking efforts in various ways such as pursuing an education in agriculture, farming and allied businesses, working with self-help groups, agro-tourism, poultry shades and experiments in farming thus setting an example of self employment for the rest.
      In the meantime there starts a buzz about a project being built on the river. People are restless and it is a scary situation. Nobody really knows what is happening. Questions arise. What will happen to the efforts they’re making? What will become of their work? A quest for the facts begins. Soon, they learn that their river, Antee, is going to be blocked with a dam and a five-star tourism centre will be constructed on the backwaters.
      In order to maintain the balance between environment and development, saving the small rivers flowing through different villages is really important. They need to be protected. It’s the only way to sustainable development. It depends on the water of these rivers. It's essential that indigenous businesses are given as much importance as the big projects. That's the key for making the river-banks self-dependent.
      Our group of people decides to speed up their work. They decide that if Antee waters are being utilized more and more, that would make it difficult to block the river. The efforts continue without success for a while.
      Then suddenly, they find a little hope. Excitement builds up. The speed as well as scope of the work picks up. At the same time, the five-star project kicks off. Discussion with people that are running the project yields no result.
      Our group researches further and decide to build weirs at certain intervals to maintain water in riverbed throughout the year. These efforts are obstructed.
      The struggle to keep Antee alive, the struggle to become self sufficient continues.
      This is a story of constructive confrontation by common people.
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