Budhuva The Herbalist

In a tribal village called Saparom, lives a humble old farmer with a lamp in his hut, and herbal flora in his front yard.

Hindi Translation:

विनम्र किसान जो बिजली और पानी की आपूर्ति के बिना एक कच्ची झोपड़ी में अकेला रहता है। शारीरिक बीमारी के साथ आने वाले ग्रामीणों का इलाज करता है तथा बदले में कभी किसी चीज़ की उम्मीद नही करता है। हालाँकि वह अपने छप्पर के नीचे एकांत में प्रसन्न रहता है लेकिन उसकी ख्वाहिश है कि बिजली की आपूर्ति उसके घर पर हो ताकि उसकी शाम रोशन हो जाए।

  • Satish Pai
  • Budhu Munda
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  • Rahul Tigga
  • Satish Pai
  • Dina Kitrossky
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    13 minutes 43 seconds
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    August 19, 2021
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    650 USD
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Director Biography - Satish Pai

As a self-taught filmmaker from the tribal state of Jharkhand, Satish has made 40 short films, a children's feature film, and some documentary films. He strongly believes that good storytelling can bring a change and his filmmaking experience has been cathartic so far.

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Director Statement

Housing as a basic human right is neglected by successive governments who have missed out on this legal and moral obligation. I hope that the sincere Jharkhand govt. of India will watch the film titled 'Budhuva the Herbalist' to learn more about the old farmer, and entitle him and other poor farmers like him to basic rights like electricity, water, and pakka house.

"Budhuva The herbalist" was shot during the 2nd wave of the ongoing pandemic. Took all precautions and followed covid protocols as I visited him frequently to make sure he was safe. Also took the liberty to capture some footage while I was with him. Later I worked on them with my editor friend Rahul Tigga. A kind piano teacher from Israel, Dina Kitrossky, humbly agreed to compose the music for the end credits.