One of the most endearing movies at the Indian Panorama at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is Avinash Arun's Killa (Fort). Set in the beautiful Konkan region, the Marathi movie is a poignant presentation of isolation and rootlessness that have been brushed into the cinematic canvas through a little boy, Chinmay (played with natural ease by Archit Deaodhar).
Suffering from a suffocating sense of rootlessness, Chinmay struggles to find friends in the new village where his mother (another superb performance by Amruta Subhash) has been transferred. Having lost her husband recently, she is fighting her own demons, but pushes herself to give some kind of stability and continuity to her little son. But professional compulsions interspersed with corruption and petty rivalry at workplace, make her efforts agonisingly painful.