Juze

India, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, 2017, 93 min.

Director

Miransha Naik

Producer

Miransha Naik

Scenario

Miransha Naik

Rights Holder

Films Boutique

DOP

Abhiraj Rawale

Cast

Rushikesh Naik, Sudesh Bhise, Prashanti Talpankar, Gauri Kamat, Barkha Naik, Pranav Narote

Production

Keplerfilm, Thin Air Productions

Boribmol, a village in Goa with a large immigrant population, is ruled by an abusive, thuggish bully, Juze, known as the “Slum Landlord”. His appetite for violent intimidation keeps his immigrant workforce submissive, even when his roving eye extends to their women. Santosh, a 16 year old boy, is not intimidated. His determination to continue with his classes remains constant in spite of regular beatings from Juze. As events build to breaking point, Santosh’s passive resistance evolves into  the  determination to confront Juze and finally achieve freedom from fear.

HONORS
2017 Hong Kong IFF (China) – the Global Vision section
Karlovy Vary IFF (Czech Republic) – Out of Competition
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Miransha Naik - 1

Miransha Naik

Born in Goa. Completed his filmmaking studies at Whistling Woods International, Mumbai, specialising in screenwriting. In 2012, he began working as a writer at Gitanjali Creations, a Mumbai-based production house before making short films under his own banner, Thin Air Productions. JUZE is his feature film debut.

Selected filmography

2017 Juze