Thithi

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Thithi

Ram Reddy
Indien/USA, 2015
Fiction, 123min, OmeU

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Thithi

Ram Reddy
Indien/USA, 2015
Fiction, 123min, OmeU

Cast: 
Channegowda
Gadappa
Thammegowda
Thamanna
Abhishek H.n
Abhi
Pooja S. M.
Kaveri
Singrigowda
Century Gowda
Screenplay: 
Eregowda
Raam Reddy
Sound: 
Nithin Lukose
Camera: 
Doron Tempert
Editor: 
John Zimmerman
Raam Reddy
Composer: 
Nithin Lukose

Production: 
Prspctvs Productions
Maxmedia
World Sales: 
The Moonshot Company
Format: 
DCP
Color

A wizened old man, over a hundred years and counting, suddenly keels over and dies. And sets into motion an absurdist comedy of manners which uses death to make gentle yet stinging points about life. Director Raam Reddy’s first feature borrows some of its quirky quality from Emir Kusturica and federico fellini, as it tracks the impact of the death on the family of the aptly-named Century Gowda: the vagabond elder son Gadappa, the much-in-need-of-ready-cash other son Thamanna, and the layabout grandson Abhi whose raging hormones lead him to circle incessantly around a shepherd girl. The eleventh day funeral ceremony (“Thithi”) is when many things will come to fruition.
THITHI is so authentic you can smell it, and the characters feel absolutely real, their quirkiness never spilling over into caricature, as Reddy goes about creating a very specific but delightfully universal tale of fate and greed and thwarted desire. (Shubhra Gupta)