Ekda Kay Zaala

Ekda Kay Zaala

Original name:Ekda Kay Zaala
English name: Once Upon A Time
Year: 2021
Run time: 131 min
Language: Marathi
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: India
Director: Dr. Saleel Kulkarni
Producer: Siddharth Mahadevan, Soumil Shringarpure , Soumendu Kuber, Arundhati Datye , Anoop Nimkar, Saleel Kulkarni , Nitin Vaidya
Cast: Sumit Raghvan , Urmila Kothare , Arjun Purnapatre , Mohan Agashe , Suhas Joshi , Mukta Barve, Satish Alekar , Pushkar Shrotri
Screenplay: Dr. Saleel Kulkarni
Cinematographer: Sandeep Yadav
Editor: Abhijit Deshpande
Sound Designer: Anmol Bhave
Music Composer: Dr. Saleel Kulkarni
Costume Designer: Sachin Lovalekar
Production Designer: Laximkant Kalgutkar
Production Company: Gajavanda Showbox LLP
World Sales: Dr. Saleel Kulkarni
World Sales Phone: +91-9822273410
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  • India IFF Of Boston 2021
  • India Panorama IFF 2021
  • Chicago South Asian FF 2021

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2019 Wedding Cha Shinema

Director’s Biography :

Dr. Saleel Kulkarni

Dr. Saleel Kulkarni, a multifaceted artist who has composed music for more than 40 films. He has written two books which are the best sellers in Marathi. He recently won the best debut director Flimfare award for his first film.

Synopsis :

The film is story of a story teller. the protagonist of the film Kiran is family man. Father to a nine-year-old. Kiran strongly believes in the power of storytelling. The father son duo shares an inseparable bond. an unexpected event leads to an upheaval in their lives and the little boy slips into denial, unable to accept this misfortune, which leads to shutting himself off from everyone. Father attempts to rescue his child by trying to make his son accept and understand the reality that lies in front of them, through a medium he knows – a story to tell and that every story is worth telling. It tells us how stories influence and transform thoughts and it is through stories that we make connections and form convictions. It reaffirms the belief, if you are truly passionate about something, the passion lives on, in the oddest of circumstances.