Paltadacho Munis

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Paltadacho Munis
Directed by Laxmikant Shetgaonkar
Written by Mahabaleshwar Sail
Starring Chittaranjan Giri, Vasant Josalkar, Prashanti Talpankar, Veena Jamkar
Music by Ved Nair
Cinematography Arup Mandal
Edited by Sankalp Meshram
National Film Development Corporation of India
Release date(s)
  • September 14, 2009 (2009-09-14) (TIFF)
Running time 96 minutes
Country India
Language Konkani

Paltadacho Munis or The Man Beyond the Bridge is an Indian film in Konkani directed by Laxmikant Shetgaonkar. A multilayered tale of a lonely forest guard in a dwindling forest strikes a perfect balance between the personal and the political. Laxmikant’s cinema is rich in metaphors, remarkable in its restrain and exciting in its modern sensibility.[1] This Film has been included in the world’s best films of 2009 list.[2]

In a statement, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) said, "The Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Discovery is awarded to Laxmikant Shetgaonkar for The Man Beyond the Bridge".

Paltadcho Munis won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Konkani at the 57th National Film Awards.


  1. ^ Review - IFFI- 2009 Diary: The Man Beyond the Bridge, admin,, November 30th, 2009
  2. ^ The Man Beyond the Bridge to release in Canada, NewsDesk,, February 12th, 2010

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