UFCo.(Upstage Film Company) & NSD Films Presentation

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Vidya Barve, is a divorced, working woman,sharing a rented flat with a room mate in Mumbai. Our film deals with one single night which Vidya is forced to spend on the streets of this city.... As she ambles on the deserted roads waiting for morning, she's frightened, lonely, angry, confused. She keeps recalling her relationships as they stand today- Her estranged husband, her teenaged son staying with her mother in small town Nasik, her boss, her colleague, her room mate. Alternating between her encounters during this night and her past, the film finally sees a visibly confident Vidya coming to terms with her lot. And that is when dawn breaks... The title Shevri suggests an insignificant wisp of cotton, which is Vidya. An ordinary woman with ordinary dreams, leading a life which is now out of the ordinary for her. Her coming to terms with her state today and becoming present to her life is what gives an essence to the film. “Shevri is an interesting film because of its innovative and intelligent cinematic narration by effective use of flashbacks” - Jury comment at the Pune International Film Festival 2007 where it won the best International Marathi Film Award.

SHEVRI Fan CLUB on orkut

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Kerala - Thiruvananthapuram - Kerala Film Festival

On separation and relationships

Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Divorce is a social issue and hence dealt with more frequently in films these days, said Neena Kulkarni, noted actor and producer of the Marathi film Shevri.

She was speaking at a Face-to-face programme organized by the Thiruvananthapuram Press Club on Thursday.

Her debut production, Shevri, which in English means a wisp of cotton, is about a working woman who shares a rented flat in Mumbai.

"The film focuses on a single night the protagonist is forced to spend on the streets. As she wanders the deserted roads, she recalls her relationships, her estranged husband, teenaged son staying with her mother, her boss, her colleague and her roommate," said Ms. Kulkarni, who has over two-and-a-half decades of experience in theatre, films and television.

The film concludes with a visibly confident protagonist coming to terms with her lot.

The film is directed by Gajendra Ahire, a new generation filmmaker with 11 films in Marathi to his credit. His debut movie Not only Mrs Raut won him the national award for direction.

Some of his films like Saiil, Paandhar and Vithal Vithal have been chosen for various film festivals in India and abroad.

His recent film Sari var Sari was screened at the Asian International Film Festival in 2005.

The face-to face programme was also attended by filmmakers Joshi Joseph, Jasimine Dullal and Lal Jose.

on location stills

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Top Honours for `Shevri' at Piff 2007

`Marathi Cinema Set To Undergo A Revolution'

Shevri by director Gajendra Ahire and actor/producer Neena Kulkarni won the Government of Maharashtra's Sant Tukaram award for the Best International Marathi Film at the closing ceremony of the Pune International Film Festival 2007 on (22nd Mar)Thursday evening.

Shevri, which portrays a night in the life of an urban woman on the streets of Mumbai, won the award for the innovative and intelligent cinema techniques and the remarkable performances of the characters."For its innovative & intelligent cinematic narration by effective use of flashbacks."

K.C. George, chairman of the jury for Marathi film competition, said, "Marathi films are seeing a variety of subjects, genres and experiments. We feel that Marathi cinema is going to undergo a revolution in the near future.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Shevri Promo

Hey ppl, ive uploaded a 2 min. promo of the film. Pls have a look and post in ur comments.


An upstage film company presentation

An upstage film company presentation