Sexy Durga
Sexy Durga

Sexy Durga

Director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

Production year 2017

Length 85min.

Country India


Durga, a north Indian migrant and a Keralite youth named Kabeer are running away on a midnight. They are waiting for a transport to the nearest railway station to catch a train to a distant place. Two small time gangsters, transporting arms, offer assistance to the couple. The hapless "Durga" encounters a cross section of the society through the rest of the night. Parallel to the journey of Durga another mysterious event inter-cuts in the film. In a Kerala village, devotees perform 'Garudan Thookkam', a ritual art form submitted as a reward for the problems solved in the abode of Goddess Kali, who represents Goddess Durga's personified wrath and embodied fury.


Tiger Award | Rotterdam IFF, , 2017


Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
Sanal Kumar Sasidharan



Shaji Mathew


Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

Director of Photography

Joseph Prathap

Production designer

A. Murukan

Music by

Basil C. J.


T. Krishnanunni


Sanal Kumar Sasidharan


Rajshri Deshpande, Kannan Nayar, Vedh, Sujeesh K. S., Arunsol, Bilas Nair

Production company(ies)

NIV Art Movies

Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

After completing studies in zoology and law, Sanal Kumar Sasidharan started work as a lawyer. As a film fanatic, he used his network to found Kazhcha Film Forum, a crowdfunding platform for the production of independent films. This provided a financial basis to make his own films. Kumar Sasidharan's short and feature films have received many awards in international film festivals. His Sexy Durga receives Hivos Tiger Award in IFFR 2017.


Wonder World (2001, short), Parole (2008, short), Frog (2012, short), Oraalppokkam/Six Feet Height (2014), Ozhivudivasathe Kali/An Off-Day Game (2015), Sexy Durga (2017).

FILMS 2017