Sexy Durga


The Main 3 Fri, Apr 21, 2017 10:00 PM
The Main 3 Mon, Apr 24, 2017 9:35 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:Dark Out
Road Movie
Culture & Society
Women's Issues
Release Year:2017
Runtime:85 min
Festivals & Awards:Tiger Award - Rotterdam International Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Reel Suspects
Director:Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
Producer:Shaji Mathew
Cinematographer:Prathap Joseph
Screenwriter:Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
Editor:Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
Composer:Basil CJ
Principal Cast:Rajshree Deshpandey
Vishnu Vedh
Sujeesh K S
Bilas Nair
Kannan Nair
Arun Sol
Baiju Neto
Filmography:Six Feet High ('14)
Oraalppokkam ('14)
Ozhivudivasathe Kali ('15)


Billed as “a film of no story,” this unscripted road/horror hybrid has been taking festivals by storm—audiences agree that Sexy Durga is the most nightmarish van ride you will ever take. Kabeer and Durga, he a local man and she a woman from the north, are fleeing his angry parents, hitchhiking on dark back roads to the railway station in rural Kerala. A small yellow van with a blaring stereo picks up the couple, and they ride, sitting nearly on top of one another, as the van travels from one nightmare scenario to another: corrupt cops, bizarre religious rituals, and even the two lunatics in the van, whose sadistic psychological torment makes viewers extremely uncomfortable. The film has proven so controversial its director has received death threats in his native India. “Sexy Durga is a chilling and bold accomplishment in the evolution of the Indian thriller.” —

Director’s Biography

Sanal Kumar Sasidharan: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan was born in Perumkadavila village, Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala in 1977 and received zoology and law degrees from VTM NSS College Dhanuvachapuram, Trivandrum, later working as a lawyer. Sexy Durga is his third feature, which won the Tiger Award at this year’s Rotterdam International Film Festival.