DANAV (Makrand Deshpande, 2003)

The title of writer-director Makrand Deshpande’s Hindi film Danav—which, incidentally, variously translates into English as Demon or Beast—pegs the film’s fabulous, mythological style as human nature and the supernatural cross paths, mostly in the mango grove of Thakur Rajah Sahab, where Lakshmi, the teen whom the rajah, obsessed, bought as a 7-year-old child, roams as […]