Film edition 2021

COME COME RAIN

Category: Elements +6

The village of Islampura hasn't seen rain in five years and water has never been so scarce. Both Mother nature and the Government ignore the pleas of the villagers. Islampura is populated by Hindus and Muslims. The lack of water causes serious concern in the village and the exacerbation of religious conflicts that have never completely subsided. While adults remain prisoners of their prejudices and superstitions, children of the village, who are not interested in religious or cultural differences, show great maturity. Collaborating all together, they devise a plan to find some water. Will they succeed in bringing life back to the village?

Original Title Yere Yere Pausa
Category Official Competition
Section Elements +6
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 94'
Production Year 2020
Nationality India
Directed by Shafaq Khan
Screenplay Shafaq Khan, Bhushan Dalvi, Abhishek Kargutkar, Vinod Jadhav
Director of photography Yogesh M Koli
Editor Chandan Arora
Music Shushant Pawar, Kishore Pawar
Main cast Chhaya Kadam
Milind Shinde
Sandhesh Jadhav
Pradip Navale
Prajakta Wadaye
Arya Adhav
Vinayak Potdar
Vaibhav Patil
Vaishnavi Ranmale
Nakul Chaudhary
Hrishikesh Karale
Produced by Shariq Khan, Shafaq Khan

Shafaq Khan DirectorShafaq Khan

Shafaq started her career as Assistant Director with Vinta Nanda in television serials like SANSAR (Zee TV), DEEWANE TO DEEWANE HAI (B4U), PAPA (Zee TV), and many more.
She directed her first feature film in 2012, titled DESI ROMEO (Punjabi), starring Babbu Mann and Harjit Harman.
In 2016, her short film LAUNDA NAACH won the best short film award at the OVF Film Festival in LA. The film also won special mentions at festivals like MIFF (Miami, Florida). YERE YERE PAUSA (Come Come Rain) is her second feature film as director.

Director’s Statement
“The film addresses the growing global water crisis. It conveys a message that we can survive only by joining hands together, leaving hatred behind. [...] Our film is a small film with a big heart.”

Festival contact
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