30.09. - 09.10.2021

Jalpari - The Desert Mermaid India 2012 | 98 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Nila Madhab Panda

Nila Madhab Panda (*1973) studied at the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore before producing and directing more than 70 short films and political documentaries. His feature film debut I am Kalam won several awards.

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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.

Original title: Jalpari - The Desert Mermaid
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Hindi
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Nila Madhab Panda
Screenplay: Deepak Venkateshan
Cast: Leher Khan, Krishang Trivedi, Parvin Dabas, Suhasini Mulay, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Rahul Singh, Harsh Mayar, Salman, VM Badola
Producer: Sushilkumar Agrawal
Director of Photography: Savita Singh Puri
Music: Midival Punditz
Production Design:
Editor: Supriya
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Ultra Distributors Pvt. Ltd.
Production: Ultra Distributors Pvt. Ltd.


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