Kasaraha (Possession)


The film is set in Chhattisgarh where Lata, the protagonist of the story, undergoes severe psychosocial stress due to the death of her mother and the consequent remarriage of her father. The film explores the family dynamics between Lata, her father and her step mother. Lata is flooded by strong emotions and reacts to her new circumstances with a sense of uncertainty in her behaviour which results in her experiencing episodes of trance. When Lata undergoes her first trance, the people around her perceive the episode as a case of supernatural 'possession' by her mother’s spirit.The society has a great part in making Lata behave in the way she does. The film raises some important questions about society, our belief systems and makes us question our own perceptions.