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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), Indian panorama, 2021

51st International Film Festival of Rotterdam(IFFR), Short and Mid Length Films, 2022.

58th Chicago International Film Festival, 2022

30th Raindance Film Festival, 2022

25th SCAD Savannah Film Festival, 2022

26th Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2022

45th Drama International Short Film Festival, 2022

49th Athens International Film + Video Festival(AIFVF), 2022.

18th Camden International Film Festival, 2022

20th Bogota Shorts Film Festival, 2022.

18th Jogja Netpac Film Festival, 2022.

22nd New York Indian Film Festival, Short Documentary Competition, 2022.

14th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala.

15th Signs Film Festival, Kerala, 2022.

22nd Tabor Film Festival. Cineteca Nacional Mexico, 2022.

13th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, 2022.

3rd Lima Alterna Film Festival, 2022

3rd All the Living things Film Festival, 2022.

3rd Ethno Kino Film Festival, 2022.

8th International Film Festival of Shimla, 2022.

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