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Payel an autistic child.Her mother, Dr. Riya Chatterjee, inspite of all hardships in her life brings up her child and fulfills her vow to make her daughter a good classical dancer.

  • Suvasree Mukherjee
  • Suvasree Mukherjee
  • Suvasree Mukherjee
  • Suvasree Mukherjee
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Riya Chatterjee"
  • Siva Shankar Kasturi
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Shekhar Sharma"
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    40 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 27, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    123,000 USD
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Director Biography - Suvasree Mukherjee

My career started in Kolkata as a project co-ordinator in a small NGO working on Village welfare activities. I was involved in the field of women and child welfare. Thereafter I joined in as an acdemic counsellor in a software company.
In 2007 , I relocated to Andhra Pradesh. Being a postgraduate in Science andholding a B. Ed degree, I initiated my career in school teaching. Alongwith academics I took keen interest in cultural activities especially dance drama and plays. People appreciated the them a lot! Beside being an academic staff I was also made the activity in-charge.
Later, when the edutech companies started, I joined in as a content writer, voice over artist and video presentor for digital acdemic contents. Writing stories on Science topics for primary school kids like The Giant'sGarden, Bina and the Black Witch, Georgina in the Jungle, Mr. Boney Bones and Tommy Teethers, gave me immense satisfaction. I used to direct the animators regarding the backdrop and costume designs of the animated characters, their dialogue presentation and actions. When I saw these stories brought to life through 3D animation, I used to feel so ecstatic.
While doing this work, I got an idea. Instead of making short animation videos why not make films with human characters?
Since my childhood I was passionated about classical Dance, music and drama. I felt film making will give me the opportunity to blend all my passion and skills together to create something beautiful.
Owing to this vision, I completed my diploma in filmmaking.
and started my career in filmmaking.

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Director Statement

My friend and colleague is a single parent who is bringing up her autistic kid amidst a lot of hardships. Inspired by her life, I decided to write this story Payel. Though a work of fiction still it is based on certain true events.