Release Date:June 15, 2012
shay revolves around the personification of an obsession, fueled by nothing more than intangible desires. Chhaya is a simple housewife who has an artistic bent of mind and a seemingly happy life with her husband Arvind. Money trickles in every month and life goes on for an unassuming Chhaya, until her eyes catch hold of an unfinished sculpture of the Hindu Goddess, Lakshmi.
Her values and relationships as she knows them begin to decay day by day, surrendering to the clutches of an ugly obsession that feeds on her weaknesses and past disappointments. She must have the "Lakshmi", as if to make up for all that she has yearned for in her life.
Kshay takes an unforgiving look at obsession; how it infects the frailty of our minds, corroding reasoning, reality and emotional fulfilment.
Many filmmakers find their own space of innovation, get their hands on a rolling camera with no backing of (mainstream) producers and ends up with an independent product. Mostly such films are results of first time director's self indulgence with cinema, their obsession with cinema. And this is where they find major disconnect with the masses. Indie cinemas never serves you slick entertainment that this country is obsessed with. Instead it acts as a mirror reflecting the fact that cinema is an art and not business.
Kshay (Corrode) is one such successful attempt, where technology is no barrier and a digital camera (though too zoomed in at many places) does the resourceful with a B/W template set for the narrative of a tale of extreme obsessions.
The fate of indie films and filmmakers lie in our hands. Yes, it is us who can take them to the top most position in the industry and make their names an identity to reckon with in this genre. Unfortunately, by the time an indie filmmaker actually releases his/her film, most of us would’ve already forgotten about them. Falling in this unblessed category is Karan Gour’s ‘Kshay’, a proficient take on psychological drama of obsession.‘Kshay’ is not definitely the usual type of Indian film that you may want to watch over a weekend. A first of its kind film, ‘Kshay’ plays with your psyche and leaves you in a state of total predicament.