Private Project


Logline: Struggle of 10 year old Empath Kid in a Kolkata based Narcissistic Family on the Gangaur Festival Day.

Manu is a 10 year old kid whose family is occupied with their day to day activities that they don't acknowledge his birthday & make him do all the household activities even on the Gangaur Festival Day. His innocence is crushed by the manipulation of the adults in his family. Everything in this family comes before this 10 year old.

The film is a look at a young intuitive child navigating in a world full of speed, technology and anxiousness, creating dysfunctional relationships in adults and teenagers.

  • Ganesh Pareek
  • Ganesh Pareek
  • Ganesh Pareek
  • Atul Kattukaran
  • Shankhadeep Banerjee
    Key Cast
  • Imran Patel
    Executive Producers
  • Ankit Singh
    Executive Producers
  • Abhilash Sunkesula
    Associate Director
  • Vivek Muralidharan
  • Deepankar Singh
    Assistant Director
  • Deepanwita Goswami
    Continuity Supervisor
  • Pritesh Patel
    Director of Photography
  • Raj Shah
    Production Designer
  • Sandip Roy
    Line Producer
  • Ayan Bhattacharjee
    Casting Directors
  • Dipanjana Mukherjee
    Casting Directors
  • Aritra Sengupta
    Casting Directors
  • Adrija Biswas
    Costume Stylist
  • Sandeep Patil
    Music Director
  • Ashish Thomas
    Sound Designers
  • Joseph George
    Sound Designers
  • Sagar Lele
  • Udayraj Soni
  • Manisha Mistry
    Accounts Head
  • 1st December Films
    Production House
  • Agápē Films
    Production House
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    29 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 29, 2023
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    54,000 USD
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Director Biography - Ganesh Pareek

Ganesh Pareek is among the top Television Commercial Producer & Director in world. He is winner of CANNES GOLD LION & CANNES GLASS LION (OSCARS OF ADVERTISING). He is expert in advertising filmmaking and conducted workshops for students in Premium Film Institutes like Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) PUNE ( For FILM APPRECIATION), Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC) Mumbai etc.

As an Expert Speaker he shared stage with Grammy Winning Musicians and Intellectual filmmakers of country.

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Director Statement

My childhood really bothers me and I feel I was not understood. I grew up around trader community who operated on base of logic and money. From marriage to death, all is measured in money and logic. Having a male child means more money for family in future. I wasn't born healthy and got a lot of time to sit around and observe. But I developed the gift of a highly sensitive person and I could see and observe things which no one could. It became magical for a lot of people to interact with a young artist but scary for those who wanted to hide their dark side in shadows. So these people punished the intuitive and a HSP child in me whenever they got an opportunity, by cutting my resources, discouraging my music composition, poetry and even a simple way of intuitive living. Mostly, people believe it's logical to focus on money to live a happy life in world.

When Manu script came together in my notes, I felt that I have to tell this to everyone. I want logical people to understand the gift of people who are intuitive, HSP and Empath. Manu is the first film in a series of films which will make people aware of Children who are HSP, Intuitive and an Empath. The whole film will also be made using only intuition and empathy.