In a mountain village in the Indian Himalayas called Koti Kanasar, the villagers believe in possession by deities. The Superstars of Koti looks at three young kids, all from different castes, who have been chosen by the deity. Devdass plays drums to serve the deity and in return is given food and shelter by the villagers. Kuldeep and his family maintain the temple, and are of a higher caste so they spend much of their time in larger cities while only coming to the village for short periods of time. Finally there’s Ramprakash, who works at a guesthouse and is waiting to be possessed after a prophecy told him it would happen. He searches for the recognition the other two boys already have.
The Superstars of Koti quickly becomes an exercise in frustration after the promise of an exploration into religious beliefs in the village of Koti Kanasar. There’s not really an understanding of the religious aspects offered to viewers so we’re never given a chance to be familiar with what is happening in the film. What we learn is that during certain festivals and ceremonies, individuals will become possessed by the deity, giving them a place of respect in the village.
After that, we simply watch as this group of young men seem free to roam the village without any guidance. There are moments where viewers witness small scenes of interest, especially when the attitudes of the young men are explored. Some seem to use this position to benefit only themselves, while others question their faith. It’s the general lack of respect from almost everybody that raises the biggest unanswered questions though.