Release date26 June 2015 (2015-06-26) WriterTushar Paranjape (screenplay), Tushar Paranjape (story), Upendra Sidhaye (dialogue) CastAmruta Subhash, Parth Bhalerao, Archit Deodhar AwardsNational Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi Similar moviesMurder Mestri (2015), Shutter (2014), Welcome Zindagi (2015), Court (2014), Chauranga (2014)
Killa official trailer
Killa (English: The Fort) is a 2015 Indian Marathi drama film directed by Avinash Arun. The film revolves around a 11-year-old child struggling to cope with the death of his father and his journey into coming of age.
The film was selected for the 64th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Crystal Bear by the Children's Jury in the Generation KPlus Selection. At the 62nd National Film Awards in March 2015, the film won the Best Feature Film in Marathi award. The actor Parth Bhalerao received Special Mention for his role in this film and Bhoothnath Returns. The film was released on 26 June 2015.
Killa official teaser
Archit Deodhar as Chinmay Kale
Parth Bhalerao as Bandya/ Suhas
Gaurish Gawade as Yuvraj/ Prince
Atharva Upasni as Omkar
Amruta Subhash as Chinmay's mother
A 11-year-old Indian boy who has just lost his father is forced to adapt to a new school in a small village. The story is about how he copes up and his transformation of coming to age on a day by day basis.
The idea for Killa came to Avinash Arun when he was in the FTII and his father kept having to be transferred from job to job. Arun had a difficult time finding work as a cinematographer. So he decided to pitch his idea to a fellow student Tushar Paranjape, who ended up turning it into a full script. When Indian indie production company JAR Pictures showed desire to fund independent cinema from up-and-coming directors, Avinash Arun told them about his story in March 2013. The company decided to greenlight the project, and it went into production after four months.
The movie was released in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Goa on 26 June 2015 in 225 screens. It was released in France (as Fortet) on 7 October 2015 and in Sweden (as La forteresse) at the Göteborg Film Festival in January 2015.