Private Project

Along the Banks

A glimpse of Benaras city through the eyes of those who call it home.

  • Akash Shukla
    Cinematographer / Director / Editor
  • Akshit VS
    Creative Producer
  • Rahul Tiwari
    Sound designer
  • Rajat Tiwari
    Original song - 'Ghat Ghat ka Paani'
  • Sohil Nikam
  • Akshit VS
    Poster Design
  • Aakash Gohil
    Poster Design
  • Rahul Tiwari
  • Rajat Tiwari
  • Parag Jha
  • Akash Shukla
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ghat Ghat ka Paani
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Biography, People
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 8 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 24, 2017
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    English, Hindi
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Director Biography

Akash Shukla is an independent filmmaker based out of Mumbai. He founded his own production company, Kalikrama in 2017.

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Director Statement

“Ghat Ghat ka Paani began as a video story for Kalikrama Blog. The idea was to simply capture moments from the ghats.

A spontaneous train journey later I found myself in a lodge in Kashi. The first two days of shoot were nothing but a carnival of chaos, where Benaras ripped apart all the pre-production ideas that I had. All I was left with was a camera and curiosity. I wandered the ghats, looking not for something to shoot but for something to experience. Trying a different approach I started talking to people about their lives. Surprisingly, people soon started felling their walls and opening up.

A casual chat became a regular ritual eventually, and it’s these conversations that eventually ended up building the foundation of this film.”