This is a journey made in search of a Threshold Gate. Which was made by my grandfather all alone.
The film explores a forgotten tribal art from the Konkan region of Maharashtra, from it's peak to it's downfall. It starts off as a travelogue of the village Pinguli, where the art originated from, and ends in a metropolitan where it has lost it's authenticity.
It's a story about the Baana(Gond musical instrument) of the Gond tribe. The instrument is in a museum and thinking about it's existence. Bana meets a boy who helps it find it's existence and an old friend, the storyteller from the Gond tribe.
Kathakali is something Mathu has been hearing since childhood from his grandmother's tales and father's childhood adventures.He never been to any performance yet. One fine summer day, his mother finally takes him to temple for one such performance. But what awaits there is beyond one's comprehension.