Movie: Raakshas | राक्षस
Director: Dnyanesh Zoting
Producers: Vivek Kajaria and Nilesh Navalakha
Studio: Navalakha Arts and Holy Basil Productions, Presented by Samit Kakkad
Yakub Saeed, Purnanand Wandekar, Umesh Jagtap, Vitthal Kale, Pankaj Sathe, Anuya Kalaskar, Anil Kamble, Makarand Sathe, Jayesh Sanghavi, Savita Prabhune, Sakshi Vyavhare, Abhijeet Zhunjarrao, Somnath Limbarkar
Story: Dnyanesh Zoting & Tanmayee Deo
Screenplay & Dialogues: Dnyanesh Zoting
Music: Andrew T. Mackay
Cinematography DoP: Mayur Hardas
Sound Design: Avinash Sonawane
Editor: Mayur Hardas, Charu Shree Roy
VFX: Corridor Studios
Associate Producers: Anand Bafna & Ravi Jangda
Executive Producers: Kapil Sharma
Creative Producer: Vivek Wagh
Art Director: Sachin Bhilare
Costumes: Kalyani Gugle
Makeup: Santosh Gilbile
Genre: Family Fantasy Suspense Thriller
Release Date: 23rd February 2018
A documentary Film-maker, who is covering the protest of a remote forest tribe, goes missing. His little daughter, who spends most of her time reading fairy-tales, accompanies her mother in search of the man. The quest gets fulfilled when the reality and fantasy come together to unfold an ancient tribal myth.
Aru, an 8 year old girl spends most of her time reading fairy-tales. She lives in Mumbai with her parents. Her father, Avinash is making a documentary film covering the protest of a tribal village against a township project.
Once Aru accompanies her father to the tribal village for shoot. Here, she finds a fairytale book named, The Raakshas (Monster) and The Princess. After reading the story, Aru starts believing that the monster really lives in the forest.
Arun and Avinash return to Mumbai. But soon Avinash is again required to visit the tribe for a crucial meeting. Aru request her father not to visit the jungle. She fears that the monster might eat him. But in spite of Aru's warnings, Avinash leaves for the village and goes missing the very next day.
Aru's mother Iravati arrives in tribal region in search of her husband. According to the fairy tale, only the princess can find the monster and rescue her father. Hence, Aru accompanies her mother in the search.
Iravati carries an extensive search through conventional means while Aru does the same by referencing the plot of the fairytale.
The quest gets fulfilled only when an ancient tribal myth unfolds.
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