Vartul is a 2009 Indian short film written and directed by Santosh Ram and produced by Ramchandra Pundlikrao Marewad for Vivek Chitra Productions.
Production-The leading cast of the movie consisted of Ashwini Giri, Chinmay Patwardhan, Ajinkya Bhise and Shailesh Shankar Kulkarni. The production of the film commenced in May 2008 and was completed in July 2009. The crew were selected by Vivek Chitra Productions. The movie was shot in Bhor Maharashtra on a very tight budget. The crew faced various difficulties due to the shoestring budget.
Synopsis-The movie revolves around Damu (played by Chinmay Patwardhan), a 10 year old boy. He leaves his home to buy Jagarry. On the way he meets his friend Manya. They stop at a Bioscopewallah. Damu realizes that he does not have enough money and he decides to earn some quick money. This greed takes him to play a game. After the game Damu goes to the shop. But he walks back with tearful eyes.
Directed by Santosh Ram
Produced by Ramchandra Pundlikrao Marewad
Aswini Giri - Mother
Chinmay Patwardhan - Damu
Ajinkya Bhise -Manya
Kalyan Gadgil -Kallya
Aakash Giri - Akya
Shivam Chetan Moray - Shivya
Anant Shankar Salunke - Antya
Jayesh Dikhale - Jivnya
Rohan Choudhari - Rohnya
Karan Lokhande - Dinya
Shailesh Shankar Kulkarni - Shopkeeper
Vinod Anand Kamble - Villager
Vijay Kadam - Bioscopewallah
Story, Screenplay: Santosh Ram
Executive Producer: Balaji Ramchandra Marewad
Editor: Vinod Gama Borate
Cinematography: Pravin Mokal
Music: Shrirang Umrani
Editor: Vinod Gama Borate
Art Director: Santosh Sankhad
Re-recording: Mahesh Limaye
Costume Design: Sonali Santosh Sankhad
Sound recordist: Rashi Butee
Promo Editor : Vaibhav Dabhade
Since its world premiere in July 2009, the film has been selected for 40 film festivals.
4th International Short Film Festival of India 2010, Chennai, India
2nd International Film Festival Nagpur 2011, Nagpur, India
The Best Director Award At Pune Short Film Festival 2011, Pune, India
Best Cinematography Award at Bengal Web Fair Short & Documentary Film Festival 2013, Kolkata (India)
The Best Film Award at 6th Goa Marathi Film Festival 2013, Goa, India.
Best Children Film Award at Malabar Short Film Festival 2013, Calicut (India )
Best Child Actor at Lakecity International Short Film Festival 2013, Bhopal (India )
Mahrashtra Times Awards 2010 (India)
List of Officially Selected Film Festivals
1. 2nd Nashik International Film Festival 2009, Nashik, India
2. Third Eye 8th Asian Film Festival 2009, Mumbai, India
3. 11th Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival 2009, New Delhi, India
4. 7th Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival, Kolkata, India
5. 8th Pune International Film Festival 2010, Pune, India
6. 2nd Jaipur International Film Festival 2010,Jaipur, India
7. 9th International Social Communication Cinema Conference 2010, Kolkata, India
8. The Fourth National Short And Documentary Film Festival 2010, Karimnagar A.P., India
9. ViBGYOR International Film Festival 2010, Thrissur, Kerla, India
10. Kala Ghoda Arts Film Festival 2010, Mumbai (India)
11. 2nd CMS International Children’s Film Festival (6–12 April 2010), Lucknow, India
12. 2nd Thendhisai International Short Film Festival of Madurai 2010, Tamil Nadu, India
13. Third Eye 2nd Asian Film Festival 2010, Kolhapur, India
14. 12th Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2010 (opening film)
15. Ankur Film Festival 2010, Nashik, India
16. Fourth International Short Film Festival of India 2010, Chennai, India
17. 3rd International Documentary and Short Film Festival Of Kerala, 2010, India
18. SCRIPT International Short Film Festival 2011, Kochi, India
19. 2nd International Film Festival Nagpur 2011, Nagpur, India
20. 1st Guwahati International Short Film Festival, 2011 Guwahati (India)
21. Pune Short Film Festival 2011 (India )
22. Pu La Utsav 2011 Pune (India)
23. International Short Film Festival 2011, Bhubaneswar, India
24. Gujarat International Short Film Festival 2011, Surat, India
25. 5th Chinh India Kids Film Festival 2011, New Delhi, India
26. Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-2012, Greater Noida, India.
27. FFSI Short & Documentary Film Festival 2012 Kolkata (India ).
28. 4th Lahore International Children’s Film Festival 2012 (Pakistan ).
29. Jagran Film Festival 2012 (India ).
30. IGNITE Short Film Festival 2013, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh .India
31. 6th Filmsaaz-2013, International film festival of short films and documentaries 2013.(India ).
32. Tinsukia Orange Film Festival 2013
33. ICONOCLAST-2013 National short film festival Mumbai (India )
34. 6th Goa Marathi Film Festival 2013 (India)
35. The Art Factory : Sunday Flix, A new independent film series 2013 Paterson, NJ (USA)
36. Malabar Short Film Festival 2013, Calicat (India)
37. International Film Festival Of Kanyakumari 2013 (India)
38. No Gloss Film Festival 2013, Leeds, UK .
39. Lakecity International Short Film Festival 2013 (India)
40. South Texas Underground Film Festival 2013, Texas (USA)