Murmurs of the Jungle

20 Mins | Hybrid docu-fiction | 2021

Roles | Director, Producer and Editor


A grandmother tells a story to her grandson about the origins of their remote indigenous village in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. As the mysterious morning slowly unfolds, spirits wander in the forest, and dark secrets buried in time slowly emerge. The trees whisper tales of the Gods and the ancestors. They say that you don't die. Your spirit assimilates into the jungle. And while civilization, its beliefs, and the cycle of life, death, and rebirth continue, the forest stands eternal. A bridge between the old and the new.


70th Melbourne International Film Festival, City of Melbourne Grand Prix for Best Short Film

NFDC Film Bazaar Best Short Film Winner

Film Festivals

52nd International Film Festival of India(IFFI), Goa in Indian Panorama section(World Premiere)

51st International Film Festival of Rotterdam(IFFR), Short and Mid-length Film

49th Athens International Film + Video Festival, Short Documentary Competition

26th Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival, Short Documentary Competition

45th Drama International Short Film Festival, International Shorts Competition

22nd Newyork Indian Film Festival, Short Documentary Competition

15th Signs Film Festival, Focus Section

22nd Tabor Film Festival, International Shorts Competition

Cineteca Nacional, Mexico (Transfigured Boundaries)

13th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne(IFFM)

3rd All Living Things Environmental Film Festival