Dir: Sameer Vidwans / India / 134 minutes / Marathi / 2019
Yamuna was to marry Gopalrao Joshi at an age of 9. Gopalrao puts a condition with her parents before marriage to teach her to learn to read & write. After marriage, Yamuna was given a new name, Anandi. Meeting a personal tragedy, Anandi vows to become a doctor & Gopal supports her decision. They are heavily criticised by all, not accepting a girl being educated & becoming a doctor. Against all odds Gopal sends Anandi to USA to become the 1st female doctor of India!
Indo-German Film week 2019-Closing Film-Official Selection
50th IFFI-Indian Panorama-Official Selection
Director biography and filmography:
Being associated with experimental and commercial Marathi theatre for more than 17 years as a writer, director and actor, Sameer Vidwans is a graduate from the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune. He has co-written Marathi films like, Aghat, Jameen, Lagna Pahave Karun, Classmates and Doubleseat and worked with well-known institutes like, Theatre Academy, Theatres Pune and Samanvay Pune. Sameer has directed 4 Marathi Films – Time please, Doubleseat, YZ & Mala Kahich Problem Nahi. Anandi Gopal is his fifth feature film.
Producers- Mangesh Kulkarni, Shariq Patel, Akash Chawla, Arunava Sengupta, Shareen Mantri Kedia, Kishor Arora
Scriptwriters- Karan Shrikant Sharma, Irawati Karnik
Cinematographer – Akash Agarwal
Editor – Charu Shree Roy
Music – Hrishikesh Datar, Saurabh Bhalerao, Jasraj Joshi
Sound Designer – Bigyna Dahal
Art Director – Sunil Nigvekar, Nilesh Wagh
Bhagyashree Milind, Lalit Prabhakar, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Kshiti Jog, Yogesh Soman