Winner of over 30 awards from film festivals around the world, the critically acclaimed 1000 Rupee Note opens theatrically on September 23 in New York, at New York's Village East cinemas.
Directed by Shrihari Sathe, the Maharashtra-set film about a widow who comes across a small fortune won both the Special Jury Award (Silver Peacock) and Centenary Award for Best Film at the International Film Festival of India. It also swept the Maharashtra State Film Awards winning Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Special Mention), and Best Supporting Actor.
The film is set to expand in other markets during the fall, before a home media and digital release in 2017.
Budhi, a widow who lives in a small village in Maharashtra, India, is the hero of1000 Rupee Note.
When her only son (a young farmer) commits suicide, she avoids depression by becoming close to her neighbor Sudama, a young man whom she shares the small pleasures of life. But when a local politician hears of Budhi's tragic story and uses her for a photo op, he accidentally gives her a few 1000 rupee notes, which is equal to almost half of her annual income.
Excited with her newfound fortune, Budhi takes Sudama shopping with her at a nearby market, but quickly discovers that even sudden fortune comes with strings attached.
1000 RUPEE NOTE
Release Date: September 23, limited
Director: Shrihari Sathe
Cast: Usha Naik, Sandeep Pathak, Shrikant Yadav, Ganesh Yadav, Pooja Najak
Distributor: Kino Lorber
Runtime: 89 minutes
Language: Marathi with English subtitles