English title: In the month of March
|Directed by||Kranti Kanade|
|Produced by||Film and Television Institute of India|
|Written by||Screenplay: Kranti Kanade |
Story: G. A. Kulkarni
|Starring||Sonali Kulkarni |
|Music by||Bhaskar Chandavarkar|
|Editing by||Kranti Kanade|
|Running time||20 min.|
|Language||Marathi with English subtitles|
Chaitra is a short film based on G.A. Kulkarni's story of the same name.
Kranti Kanade selected this story for his thesis short film towards completion of his degree in Direction from FTII.
The film was shot in Alandi village and the post-production done in FTII
Chaitra won five National Film Awards in 2002.
National Film Award for Best Short Fiction Film
National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Music Direction (Bhaskar Chandavarkar)
National Film Award - Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Non-Feature Film) (Sonali Kulkarni)
At the Mumbai International Film Festival 2002 it won National Critics’ Award and Best Short - Silver.
That year, it was India's official entry to the Student Academy Awards.
It was also included in a DVD titled 'Master Strokes'- a compilation of works of twenty renowned FTII students.
In The Press
1. A philosopher and a filmmaker
2. Cinematic Kranti! 
3. A new film-maker on the horizon
4. Chaitra included in 'Master Strokes'
- ^ "Chaitra National Awards". http://pib.nic.in/archieve/lreleng/lyr2002/rjul2002/26072002/r2607200224d.html. Retrieved 2009-05-24.
- ^ Pravin Donthi (June 28 2008). "A philosopher and a filmmaker". Hindustan Times. http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=1554c5c1-65c2-4699-9caf-8ebd2601f7c7. Retrieved 2009-05-24.
- ^ Sumithra Thangavelu (June 6 2008). "Cinematic Kranti!". The Hindu. http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/life/2008/06/06/stories/2008060650100400.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
- ^ Vijay Vedala (July 6 2008). "A new film-maker on the horizon". Outlookindia.com. http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=586279. Retrieved 2009-05-24.
- ^ Manjiri Damle (June 22 2006). "Jaya Bachchan to unveil 'Master Strokes'". Times of India. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-1669571,flstry-1.cms. Retrieved 2009-05-23.