The Last Rights
India I US I 17 mins I Drama I 2019 I Hindi w/ English subtitles
Upon hearing that her grandmother has passed away, Kaashi, a young Indian woman who left town to study abroad, comes back to her home with the intention of performing the funeral rites herself, to honor the only family member who believed in her.
However, Kaashi’s scornful uncle Vishnu, the patriarch of the family, refuses her this wish,. He insists that he will perform them, as is custom.
Strengthened by her confidence in herself, Kaashi will defy the century- old traditions to honor her grandmother’s last wish, and perform the last rites.
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About the Artist
Aastha is an award-winning, freelance director and producer based in Los Angeles, and brought up in Dubai.
She surrounds herself with stories that are built on grounded realities with female protagonists. Her vision aims to bring out hidden realities of any given society and to tell stories which are heartfelt, entertaining, and resonant.
Her motto, when it comes to making movies is that: "as the new face of cinema, it is in our hands to bring impactful change through the powerful and evergreen medium of cinema - a language that is recognized and understood throughout the world and conjoins different cultures."
Aastha is also Creative Director of Saadhvish Films.
Writer/Director: AASTHA VERMA
Producer(s): DAVID BARBESCHI
Cinematography: DEEP SAWANT
Editor: PRARTHANA JOSHI
Production Design: GAUTAMI KHATAVKAR
Sound: PRIYABRATA PANIGRAHI
KANUPRIYA SHARMA as 'Kaashi'
VED THAPPAR as 'Vishnul'
AJITA KULKARNI as Jyoti'
RAJESH DUBEY as 'Acharyaji'
SULAKSHANA KHATRI as 'Shaanti'
Casting By: SUNNY CHOUDHARY
Make-up: MANOJ KUMAR
Asst. Director(s): JEET NIMESH DESAI
Music : ANSH CHOMAL