Toti is a humble attempt that gracefully transcends the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction, inviting viewers on a journey that blurs the lines of space and time. With a heartfelt purpose, it seeks to revive two fading Indian art forms from the 17th century, each flourishing in different corners of our country, miles apart.
In the serene town of Shantipur, nestled in the state of West Bengal, Chanchal, the son of a weaver, embarks on a profound odyssey. Inspired by his heritage and driven by a deep passion for preserving cultural treasures, he sets out to bridge the gap between two magnificent art forms. Shantipuri weaving, renowned for its intricate patterns and craftsmanship, becomes the canvas through which he connects with the vibrant history. Mr. Blowria, a painter, teacher and a protector of Bashohli painting guides Chanchal in his quest and the path takes him to Basohli, an enchanting place where the captivating Basohli miniature paintings were born centuries ago. The visually stunning and aesthetically pleasing art form beckons to him, and he realizes that these two seemingly distant worlds share a common thread. With humility and determination, Chanchal weaves together the stories of these art forms, their creators, and their significance. Through his journey, he hopes to breathe new life into these forgotten arts, honoring their legacy and rejuvenating their place in our collective consciousness. Toti is a gentle and immersive cinematic experience, with spectacular visuals, embracing viewers in its flowing narrative and engaging them in the profound beauty of cultural heritage. It reminds us of the power of art to transcend time and space, fostering a sense of connection and appreciation for the artistic treasures that have shaped our history.