Dr Mrunalini Bhosale‘s ‘Kapus Kondyachi Goshta’ is one among the 10 Indian films which have made their way into the eligibility list to contend for the Best Picture category at the 87th Academy Awards in February, 2015. The recently released list by The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences has 323 films.
It is a film by a Pune-based director on the quotidian struggles of four sisters set against the unforgiving backdrop of farmer suicides in Maharashtra’s rain-shadow region of Vidarbha. The film, which derives from a real-life story, charts the travails and triumphs of the sisters cruelly orphaned by the suicide of their parents, both cotton farmers steeped in debt. By focusing on the odyssey of the eldest sister Jyoti, the film fascinatingly delineates the problems and complexities of feminism in the rural hinterland of third world countries.
The film is produced by Ravindra alias Nitin Bhosale and written by Prasad Namjoshiand. Lead actors of the film are Makarand Anaspure, Samidha Guru and Bharat Ganeshpure. The movie has been screened at many film festivals and received a lot of awards and appreciations.