Abhijeet Warang's Picasso explores one of the earliest forms of folk theatre, Dashavatar, in its original format. In the 2019 Indian Marathi-language film, a seventh grade student named Gandharva Pandurag Gawade (Samay Sanjeev Tambe) is selected for the Picasso Arts Scholarship, but his parents from the remote village in the Konkan belt of Maharashtra cannot afford the travel costs. Written and directed by Abhijeet Warang, Picasso examines the relationships between fathers and sons, and how art can heal lives.
Picasso released on Amazon Prime in March 2021. I recently spoke with Warang about the process of making the film.
Dipankar Sarkar: Picasso is a kind of homage to performers, singers and artists involved in folk thea