Jayant Digambar Somalkar |
India |
2023 |
104Min |
13 L
In a village in the Vidarbha region of India, a determined young girl, Savita, yearns for education and a brighter future. Her farmer parents struggle anxiously to find a suitable match for her, and she is seen as an added ‘burden’ due to her dark-complexion and short height. Facing countless rejections from potential suitors, she must navigate a world where the pursuit of marriage overshadows the sustenance of life. Shot on location with non-actors from the village Sthal (A Match) explores the tradition of arranged marriages in rural India, highlighting patriarchy, colourism, and deeply rooted social ills.
Jayant Digambar Somalkar
Shefali Bhushan,Karan Grover,Riga Malhotra, Jayant Digambar Somalkar
Manoj Karmakar
Jayant Digambar Somalkar
Nandini Chikte, Taranath Khiratkar, Sangita Sonekar, Suyog Dhawas, Sandip Somalkar, Sandip Parkhi, Swati Ulmale, Gauri Badki


19 July 17:45 Suncoast 7
27 July 17:00 Gateway 8
A MATCH - Jayant Somalkar

Jayant Digambar Somalkar

Born in a village in the Vidarbha region of India, Jayant Digambar Somalkar is an engineering graduate, but his creative bent of mind led him towards filmmaking. His debut short film, Iyatta- Class, was screened at many film festivals and won several awards. He has co-written and co-directed the critically acclaimed Amazon Prime Video Original Series Guilty Minds. Sthal – A Match is his debut feature, displaying his talent for storytelling and commitment to presenting social issues authentically and compassionately . The film had its World Premiere at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival and received the prestigious NETPAC award for the best Asian film.