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Ramesh is a farmer whose family used to be very affluent and influential. But now he is an orphan who has a small piece of land. Kusum's mother had set herself on fire because of the constant torturing by the villagers. She grew up orphan. When Ramesh marries Kusum and hopes to have a better future, things don't go according to the plan and in a series of events a cow is accidently killed. Now Ramesh has to live in exile as a part of the punishment. After his sentence gets over he has to perform sacred offering in the river and then invite the whole village for the death feast. Punishment has taken a toll on Ramesh and Kusum both. Slowly animals and human start to die in the village and people blame Kusum because of her past. Ramesh gets disturbed living in exile. Suddenly a pandemic hits the village and villagers had to flee. Having served his sentence Ramesh returns to the empty village like a king.

  • Rohit Patidar
  • Bhupendra Singh Chouhan
  • Bhupendra Singh Chouhan
  • Rohit Patidar
  • Saurabh Gupta
  • Bhupendra Singh Chouhan
  • Bhupendra Singh Chouhan
    Key Cast
  • Ishita Joshi
    Key Cast
  • Shashi Rangeela
    Key Cast
  • Harshika Parmar
    Key Cast
  • Ayushi Chaturvedi
    Key Cast
  • Saurabh Gupta
    Director of Photography
  • Aniket Kale
  • Siddharth Kushwah
    Sound Designer
  • Nishant Ramteke
    Background Music
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    22 minutes 42 seconds
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    October 15, 2020
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    5,000 USD
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Director Biography - Rohit Patidar, Bhupendra Singh Chouhan

Rohit Patidar is an engineer turned filmmaker who is currently studying Film Direction and Screenplay Writing from Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute Kolkata, INDIA. Paapi is his debut film as a director.

Bhupendra Singh Chouhan is a trained actor from FTII Pune INDIA, currently working in Bollywood films and web series. He also writes and directs when he is not acting. Paapi is his first film as director

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Director Statement

When we stumbled upon Paapi's story, we knew that we're going to make it at any cost. It took us time, a lot of setbacks but here we are. Ready to share our labour of love with everyone.