About Mee Sindhutai Sapkal
Runtime: 120 minutes
The film is a biographical account of Sindhutai Sapkal, a woman who became a social activist after a traumatic life. Born in a poor, cattle grazing family in Wardha as Chindi (Ragamuffin), Sindhutai was first married off at the age of 10 to a man who was 20 years elder to her and then abandoned by her husband on charges of infidelity.
Traveling through the backwaters of Maharashtra, the Braveheart never abandoned hope and courage and ended up in San Jose on a fund-raising mission for her orphanage which still provides shelter to homeless kids.
Cast: Tejaswini Pandit As Sindhu 23-40 Years Jyoti Chandekar As Sindhutai 60 Years Upendra Limaye As Shrihari Sapkal Neena Kulkarni As Bai
National Film Award – Special Jury Award - Bindiya and Sachin Khanolkar, Anant Mahadevan
National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer - Suresh Wadkar
National Film Award for Best Screenplay (Best Adapted Screenplay) - Anant Mahadevan, Sanjay Pawar
National Film Award for Best Screenplay (Best Dialogues) - Sanjay Pawar
Director: Anant Mahadevan
A screenwriter, actor, and director of Hindi and Marathi films and television serials in India. Having been an integral part of the Indian television serials and Hindi movies since the 1980s, he is also actively involved in the professional English and Hindi theatre. Ananth along with Sanjay Pawar received the National Award (2010) for the Best Screenplay and Dialogues for the successful Marathi movie Mee Sindhutai Sapkal’. The Marathi film ” Mee Sindhutai Sapkal ” also fetched him the special jury award at the National Film awards 2010. His latest film Gour Hari Dastaan was part of the Indian Panorama at the International Film Festival of India (2014) Goa, at the International Film Festival of Kerala IFFK (2014), the International Film Festival of Bangalore, and the International Film Festival of Chennai (2014). He next film Rough Book has already created enough excitement at the festival circuit and the Film Bazaar recently held at Goa.