1000 Rupee Note (Ek Hazarachi Note)


Century Cinema, Corte Madera Thu, Oct 9, 2014 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:89
Director:Shrihari Sathe
Producer:Shrihari Sathe
Screenwriter:Shrikant Bojewar
Cinematographer:Ming Kai Leung
Editor:Shrihari Sathe
Cast:Usha Naik
Sandeep Pathak
Shrikant Yadav
Ganesh Yadav
Pooja Nayak
Devendra Gaikwad


“When the goddess of wealth comes, she brings trouble with her, too.” And so it unfolds in Phulambri, a village in India’s Maharashtra state struggling to maintain its gentle rhythms and traditions in the face of endemic corruption. Lonely widow Budhi-distraught since her farmer son, drowning in debt, took his own life-has nonetheless found comfort and balance among her fellow villagers. Most of them are as poor as she is, but unfailingly generous with whatever they have, be it goat’s milk for tea or freshly baked fluffy bread in the morning. That delicate balance is upended the moment a politician shoves a 1,000-rupee note into Budhi’s hands at a campaign rally, setting off a chain of events that will take her to the brink of despair and back again. With a Technicolor palette and buoyant original songs, this deeply humanistic morality tale is a feast for the eyes, ears, and brain, and lingers long after the credits roll. NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE


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Please note that this screening has been updated and will screen at October 9th at 6pm at the Century Cinema in Corte Madera.

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Additional Information

Born and raised in Mumbai, Shrihari Sathe received his BA from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in Film and Video Studies (High Honors), and Global Media and Culture. He has received fellowships from the HFPA, PGA, IFP, Film Independent, Sundance Institute to name a few. Sathe produced It Felt Like Love which world premiered at 2013 Sundance Film Festival and 2013 International Film Festival Rotterdam to great reviews. Prior to that he produced Pervertigo, an American-indie which was selected for the 2011 IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs. It world premiered at the 2012 Warsaw and Mumbai film festivals. Sathe is a 2013 Sundance Institute Creative Producing Fellow and Trans Atlantic Partners Fellow. Sathe was selected to attend the 2011 Film Independent Producer’s Lab with the narrative feature, Man With Van. He has produced/co-produced numerous award winning short films including “First Day of Peace”, “Breaking the Chain” and “Off Season”, a BAFTA (2010) nominee. Sathe has an MFA-Film Degree from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in New York. His feature directorial debut Ek Hazarachi Note (1000 Rupee Note) had an Indian theatrical release in May 2014.