IndoGerman FilmWeek: GodaKaath - On the Banks of the river, IND 2020, R.: Gajendra Ahire mit Mrinmayee Godbole, Kishore Kadam, 102 Min, OmeU (Marathi mit englischen UT)
The trajectory of a river is always tricky. Through its course the river is like a lesson in resilience-it always cuts a new path when it meets with an obstacle, before finally becoming one with the ocean.
GodaKaath takes us through a similar journey through the life of its protagonist, Preeti. Preeti is in her early thirties, and is already in a top managerial position in a multi-national company. She is driven by and hungry for power, with little regard for personal relationships of any kind. An accidental pregnancy, a big leap in her career based on a crude decision and substance abuse, all combined lead her to one day suddenly making the decision of quitting it all, including life itself.
""She takes off from a fast-paced city life and lands in Tryambakeshwar, where she comes across Sadanand, local veterinary doctor in the village. Sadanand is an empathetic and kind soul who believes in the judgement of nature. He believes in taking from nature only as much as needed and not to destroy the nature for the greed.
Sadanand looks after Preeti in together. Through changing seasons, Sadanand teaches Preeti to appreciate the smaller things in life, instead of endlessly chasing things that are material and fleeting. Above all, he helps her to choose life.