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my new film ‘kaphal’

Kaphal is my new film for the Childrens Film Society, India.

‘Kaphal’ means ‘wild berries’. It is a story based in a hilly village of Garhwal, where 2 young boys, Makar and Kamru find that a father coming back home after 5 years is less a pleasure, and more a pain. Their attempts to get rid of him are spurred on by their mischievous friends, Bupi and Pusu. But when they meet a young shepherdess, Ghungra, who claims to be the granddaughter of the local witch, Pagli Dadi, their adventures take a new turn.

You can read all about the making of ‘Kaphal’ on the Kaphal blog.

You can read some older posts on ‘Kaphal’ on this blog, under the category ‘Kaphal’.

16 comments on “my new film ‘kaphal’

  1. dipali
    March 2, 2012

    This sounds like fun!

    • Banno
      March 3, 2012

      I certainly hope it will be, Dipali. :)

  2. Ankur
    May 10, 2012

    I just found the kaphal blog madam!

    • Banno
      May 18, 2012

      Good, Ankur. :)

  3. imamsiddique
    May 10, 2012

    Good luck & Godspeed.

    • Banno
      May 18, 2012

      Thank you, Imam, and so glad you dropped by.

  4. aqeel
    October 20, 2012

    I am not sure this film will be released with pomp and fanfare a la SOTY. So could we get a pirated version or the address of the grey market?

  5. bawa
    December 12, 2012

    How could we get a copy? I am going to be in Delhi soon for a few weeks. If there is any chance of seeing it, buying it, please let me know.

    • Banno
      December 13, 2012

      Bawa, I am still finishing the film, and I don’t think DVD copies will be available for another 4-5 months at least. I’ll let you know when it’s ready.

  6. Nishant
    April 18, 2014

    Hi Batul,
    Congratulations on your film winning the prestigious National Award!!

    I come from Garhwal and had a chance to watch the trailers of your movie. I would like to thank you for capturing the beauty of the Garhwal and the people there.

    I would really like to watch the movie, but not sure where can I. Let me know if there is a way to get the DVD of the movie.

    • Banno
      April 18, 2014

      Hi Nishant, The DVDs are not out yet. They will be in a few months. And whether they are available commercially or not, you will definitely be able to buy them from Children’s Film Society of India. Right now, the film is being shown at festivals. And also at schools and other venues, as and when invited. If you want to organize a show locally, please let me know. I am planning to show the film in the village in June. Will let you know when my plans are finalised.

  7. Nishant
    April 19, 2014

    Hi Batul, Thanks for replying. Hope to see the DVDs soon.

  8. Garurav
    April 19, 2014

    Please do tell when it can be bought, can you tie up with flipkart perhaps?

  9. sukanyabora
    May 15, 2014

    How can I get a hold of this? Is it going to be out as a DVD? Would love my kids to watch it.

  10. Ashutosh Dhoundiyal
    June 13, 2014

    Hi, Please let me know when DVD’s are out for public.

    • Banno
      June 13, 2014

      Sure, Ashutosh.

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