Synopsis: The film is inspired by a rural folklore from central India, centred around a concept known as “Maya” or "the buried treasure." According to folklore, this treasure possesses its own consciousness and has the ability to select its rightful bearer. When the treasure is acquired by the person it is destined for, no trouble arises. However, if someone other than the chosen or destined individual claims the buried treasure, it brings forth bad omens. The film explores the lives of two cousins and the choices they make, highlighting the conflict between greed and need, as well as the themes of prophecy and destiny.
Directors Bio: Jitank is a theatre and film director, editor, cinematographer, scriptwriter and producer based in Mumbai. He started his career with theatre in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh and went to Delhi in the hub of theatre where he directed many plays. ‘Basaan’ is his first feature film as a director and producer, a regional art cinema based on rural folklore.
Producer: FilmKatha Studios, founded by Jitank Singh, is a film production company based in Gwalior. Since 2018, they have been actively involved in creating advertising films, short films, and documentary films, with numerous upcoming projects. Their mission is to boost cinema awareness and explore innovative concepts. Their inaugural feature film was ‘Basaan’.