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by Abhaya Simha



India, 2017
1h 40min, Tulu with English subtitles
colour, 2.35 : 1

Paddayi is a modern day adaptation of the epic drama, ‘Macbeth’ from Shakespeare. This version of Macbeth plays out in a tiny village in the borders of mega city. Characters in the film belong to an indigenous community of fishermen. Madhava and Sugandhi are a newly married couple from the fishing community of South India. Their lust for better life and thirst for upward mobility is ignited by the prophecies from the spirit that wander the land. Dinesha, owner of the fleet gives them new dreams and hopes. But when their life was on a new high, Dinesha betrays and takes back what he gave. Now Madhava and Sugandhi are determined for a bitter revenge. They set out on a journey riding the tide of ambition in a boat dotted by their personalities. Sugandhi provokes and Madhava is provoked. Madhava in order to win over his insecurities, defeats his morality. The story soon turns into a tale of murder and regrets. Indeed earth hath bubbles that play mysterious games!
(Text: Paddayi)

Writer, Director | Abhaya Simha
Producer | Nityananda Pai


Madhava | Mohan Sheni
Sugandhi | Bindu Raxidi
Bannanje | Chandrahas Ullal
Dineshanna | Gopinath Bhat
Sadashiva | Ravi Bhat
Sadashiva Dharmasthala
Manjesha | Shrinidhi Achar
Rakesha | Avinash Rai
Friend | Mallika Jyotigudde
Shankari amma | Vani Periodi
Aitha | Prabhakar Kapikad

Director of Photography | Vishnuprasad P
Editor | Prashant Pandit
Sync Sound | Jamie DSilva
Sound Design | Jamie DSilva, Shishira K.V
Music | Kadri Manikanth
Production Manager | Rajesh Kudla