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Jalpari - The Desert Mermaid

OT: Jalpari - The Desert Mermaid

Nila Madhab Panda // India, 2012
Fiction Feature // FF2012



No-one is safe from Shreya’s practical jokes, not even her little brother Sam – when he gets on her nerves, she simply offers him for sale at school.In the summer holidays, the siblings travel from their home in New Delhi into the country, where their father is building a new hospital.Here, the two city kids face a conservative and superstitious village community.Shreya is a particular problem, as the way she acts is no way for a girl to behave!Nevertheless, she quickly wins the respect of the other children.But not everyone in the village is open and not every excursion safe.And why are the only children in the village boys? Prize-winning director Nila Madhab Panda has chosen discrimination against women and girls as the topic for his latest film and at the same time made an adventure film with fairy-tale settings and a touch of Bollywood.




Jalpari - The Desert Mermaid

Fiction Feature





98 min


Nila Madhab Panda

Deepak Venkateshan

Leher Khan ( Shreya) , Krishang Trivedi (Sam) , Parvin Dabas (Dev) , Suhasini Mulay (Maternal Grand Mother) , Tannishtha Chatterjee (Shabri) , Rahul Singh (Veera Boxer) , Harsh Mayar (Ajithe) , Salman (Vijender) , VM Badola (Uncle)

Sushilkumar Agrawal

Savita Singh Puri


Midival Punditz

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