Kaash, a crowd funded film by men for women
Few months ago we had shared the news of Smarth Kadkol, a young lad from Belgaum & his innovative idea of crowd funded film. Samarth Kadkol who is presently a student run by filmmaker Subhas Ghai and his team of eight other students-all in their early 20s-have readied a short film, titled Kaash, that deals with the stereotypes that women face. What is unique is that Samarth not only crowd funded his project, but took money only from men. “We wanted to hit at the root cause. This is a movie about women, but the money collected to make it-Rs2.3 lakh –was crowdsourced from men and only men,” says writer director Samarth, who was inspired by Pawan Kumar’s 2013 crowd funded film, Lucia. Although the movie is only seven and a half minutes long, it took the team eight months to complete it. To ensure that it reaches a wider audience, the team wanted to cast popular faces in the movie, which they have managed to do with actors Shweta Tripathi and Shashank Arora.
Speaking about the idea behind the film, Samarth says, “I had the story of Kaash in my mind and was motivated to go to Mumbai and do something about it.” A production house liked his script, but they could’t come on board immediately. That is when Samarth decided to take matters into his own hands.
“Everyone from an autowallah to a paanwallah has contributed anything from Rs10 to 10.000 to this film. A total of 241 men from across the country have contributed to this movie