Filmmaker and actor Anurag Kashyap has joined hands with another prolific filmmaker Nagraj Manjule to present National award winning film, Kastoori, helmed by Vinod Kamble.
Sharing the first look poster for the film on his social media profile, Anurag Kashyap wrote, “This Swachhata Diwas, let’s celebrate the story of those who sacrifice the most to keep it clean. Nagraj Popatrao Manjule & I Present to you Kastoori. The National Award Winning Film, Directed by Vinod Kamble. Releasing soon, only in cinemas! @vinodkamble05 @nagrajmanjule @cinemakasam @IndiaCinepolis @shivajiDatta09 @samarthsonawan9 @ShravanUpa80972 @KendaleVaishali #AnilKamble #PayalDhoke @kastoori_musk @films_insight @filmynerd @tanya019c @parulsr01524138”
The film is written by Vinod Kamble, Shivaji Karde and Digvijay Thorat, starring Anil Kamble, Samarth Sonawane and Shravan Upalakar.
The film revolves around a 14-year-old Gopinath Chavhan, who hails from a family of manual scavengers. He accompanies his alcoholic father and sometimes assists him in his work at the civil hospital morgue. His classmates harass him with casteist remarks and even Gopi begins to think his clothes smell of dead bodies and human excreta. When Gopi is invited to an event to collect a prize for topping a Sanskrit exam, he becomes obsessed with the idea of obtaining kastoori, an Indian musk, whose divine scent has been described in the Hindu mythological stories he likes listening to.