INDIA: Arishadvarga (Devour Thy Sins) is a character-driven mystery thriller about an aspiring actor doubling as an amateur gigolo, who opens Pandora’s Box when he seeks out an anonymous client who rewards him with a surprise gift, “A murder and a witness to his crime”. He now has to kill his witness to get out of it scot-free. This festival acclaimed Kannada film releases nationally in 5 cities with English subtitles.
Arishadvarga is essentially a tale of lust, anger, love, greed, power, jealousy, mistaken identity and individual deficiencies. It’s a fatalistic noir tale of one man’s vain struggle to escape his own limitations, unfortunately, an impossibility in the world of noir.
Director Arvind Kamath says, “Who wants to know the truth and what would they do with that truth? Arishadvarga is a counter commentary on the fundamental tenet of 6 sins and its juxtaposition with the monomyth of a classical ‘Hero’s Journey’. It’s a nihilistic tale of an amateur gigolo, an alcoholic lonely cop and a contemporary woman married into a sexless relationship. It’s a concoction of their combined reaction against the system and the lives which they are forced to lead.”
Watch the trailer of Arishadvarga here