Marathi Film Mai Ghat eyeing for top prize at film festival

Usha Jadhav in Mai Ghat

Mai Ghat: Crime No 103/2005 starring Usha Jadhav and Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Jallikattu (Malayalam Film) are competing against 13 International films for Golden Peacock Award at 50th IFFI (Indian International Film Festival of India), Goa on 20th November 2019.

Exclusive: Marathi Film Mai Ghat officially selected at RIFF 2020 (Rajasthan International Film Festival).  And, movie has already won 5 awards in International film festivals.

Film already won “Best film award” at the Singapore South Asian International Film Festival. Produced by Mohini Gupta, this film was nominated in 6 out of seven categories. Besides Best film award, the film has also bagged best editing (Anant Mahadevan) and best cinematography (Alphonse Roy) awards .Usha Jadhav have won the best actress National Award a few years back for her Marathi film Dhag. She said, “I am extremely happy Mai Ghat: Crime No. 103/2005 is competing for the Golden Peacock Award. It gives me immense satisfaction that our hard work is being appreciated,” to City Times over Phone.

Mai Chat: Crime No. 103/2005 Story-line

Mai Ghat Poster

Mai Ghat: Crime No. 103/2005 is inspired by the story of a Malayalee woman whose only son was tortured and killed by the police. The story is based on Prabhavati Amma’s 13-year-long fight for justice, after her son Udayakumar died in custody in 2005. Two cops were eventually found guilty, and in a first-of-its-kind verdict, both were sentenced death by the Kerala High Court. Film is directed by Ananth Mahadevan.

Usha Jadhav on Mai Ghat Film

“I like to take on intense and soul-stirring scripts with social messages, and those that deal with women’s empowerment. If I can make a small difference in empowering women through my films, then I want to do it,” said Usha Jadhav, who also won the best actress award at South Asian Film Festival, held in New York on Sunday. Talking about her character in the film she said. “For the first time, I am playing a real-life character on screen. I am playing an older person. It was a challenging role to play. But we all are very happy that people are loving our film.” Currently, Usha Jadhav is working on the Spanish film, Mirada de Vidrio by Alejandro Cortés. Mai Ghat: Crime No. 103/2005 is set for release in January 2020.