Karkhanisanchi Waari (Ashes on a road trip)- Marathi feature film
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Karkhanisanchi Waari was one of the 26 films chosen at NFDC Film Bazaar Selects, Goa 2019. It received instant attention and appreciation from international film professionals and was invited for prestige screenings in New York, Los Angeles, Ontario and London. It was also offered a 1-year screening deal by Channel 4, UK for its immense family-friendly entertainment potential.   Renowned film critic, Aseem Chhabra praised ‘Karkhanisanchi Waari’ as one of his top 10 favorite non-Hindi films of 2020 https://www.rediff.com/movies/special/2020s-best-non-hindi-films/20201230.htm   The film has already generated appreciation from different industry quarters due to its strong cast, powerful performances, quirky humour, family drama, stunning visuals, melodious songs, interesting locations and apt direction.

The Karkhanis family is the last joint family in Pune. When the eldest patriarch in the family passes away, his siblings and his son undertake an eventful journey filled with comical adventures and interpersonal conflicts, from Pune to Pandharpur, in a Maruti Omni, to disperse his ashes as per his final wish. The son’s pregnant girlfriend, determined to marry him, follows the family Omni on her Royal Enfield, trying to convince the son to marry her. The patriarch’s wife, compelled to take control of her husband’s finances, takes a sojourn from Pune to Dehu village and unravels a scandalous secret, kept ingeniously hidden for decades.