What a Pav

The documentary captures the sights and sounds of bustling street corners where vada pav stalls stand as community hubs, fostering conversations and connections among people from all walks of life. It highlights the craftsmanship behind making the perfect vada pav, from shaping the spicy potato filling to achieving the ideal balance of flavors and textures.
Watchers will be taken on a virtual visit of Mumbai's famous vada pav joints, each with its claim special bend on the classic formula. From zesty chutneys to inventive fillings, these varieties reflect the delightful imagination of Maharashtra.
This documentary will follow a humoristic approach to the making of this iconic street food, by using parallel storylines which showcase the recipe for making the vada pao along with its inception and origin- (in a parallel track).
The documentary highlights the effects of capitalism and modernization on its makers and consumers, thereby giving the treatment a more holistic approach.
Contrary to the conventional approaches to filming a documentary our documentary aims to be a satirical take on a cultural innuendo. Our focus, therefore, lies on our ability to humorize this concept by using contradictory storylines to show the different reactions that people towards this food

  • Soumil Sharma
  • Vaibhav Trivedi
  • Tanya Rai
  • Trisha Dutta
  • Shlok Ahuja
  • Shlok Ahuja
  • Shlok Ahuja
  • Sidharth Saripalli
    Assistant Director
  • Khushi Rathi
    Assistant Cinematographer
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  • Completion Date:
    November 8, 2023
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    English, Hindi
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    Yes - Whistling Woods International
Director - Soumil Sharma