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The River of Fables

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The River of Fables (Kothanodi)

Directed by Bhaskar Hazarika

  • India 2015; 120 min
  • Original version: Assamese
  • Genre: Fantasy

  • From the director of VORACIOUS presented at Asian Project Market


Once upon a time, Senehi, a woman who loathes her stepdaughter, plots her murder when her husband is called away on a distant trip on business. Her husband – Devinath – encounters a woman called Keteki who has given birth to an outenga, which rolls around after her. Devinath resolves to unearth the mystery of the outenga. Meanwhile, in another village – a rich woman named Dhoneshwari is getting her daughter married to a python – a wedding that has dire consequences for the girl. As these three stories unfold, another mother – Malati - resolves to save her newest born from the clutches of her husband Poonai and his uncle, who have sacrificed all three of her previous babies. In doing so, she unearths a shocking truth.



    Bhaskar Hazarika