Shani Shingnapur – the temple town close to Nashik is known for, as the name suggests, its Shani temple. Women aren’t allowed in the inner sanctum of the temple and women empowerment activists protested against this practice. It created quite a controversy recently. However, there is another peculiarity regarding this village – Shani is a god known for punishing theft. So the houses in the village, believe it or not, have door frames, but no doors! The villagers believe that their beloved God will not let any kind of theft happen in the village.
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An upcoming film called Chaurya is about this faith of villagers in their God to protect their village from robbery of any kind. In the film, despite the villagers strong faith a robbery takes place and that too in the temple itself! We then see an investigation into the strange matter. This suspense thriller has been directed by debutant Samir Asha Patil and stars Kishor Kadam, Ganesh Yadav, Milind Shinde, Pradeep Velankar, Digvijay Rohidas, Dinesh Lata Shetty, Teertha Murbadkar, and Shruti Kulkarni in important roles.
Navlakha Arts and Holy Basil Company’s Nilesh Navlakha, Vivek Kajaria and Cineleela Talkies’s Ashwini Patil has produced this film with Rajan Amle as the co-producer. Holy Basil and Navalakha Arts have produced acclaimed films like Shala and Fandry before.
A unique initiative in the film is that it will be released in an accessibility format that will help even blind and deaf people to enjoy the film as announced by the producer Nilesh Navalakha.
Suspense thrillers in Marathi are as rare as they come. So, here’s hoping that thehatke story with its thriller elements appeals to the audiences!