A Drop of Sunshine by Aparna Sanyal

The story of Reshma Valliappan and her journey of eventual triumph over schizophrenia. Embodying a controversial and contrarian view towards recovery, it proposes that the only treatment that can work is the one wherein the ‘patient’ is encouraged and empowered to become an equal partner in the process of healing.

National Film Awards, India (Award)
Indian Documentary Producers' Association Awards (Awards)
New Jersey, USA
Kabul, Afghanistan
Sydney, Australia
Kolkata; Thiruvananthapuram; Delhi; Thrissur; Cochin; India

Aparna Sanyal is a filmmaker and producer based in Delhi, who has worked extensively on documentaries and TV shows, for channels like Discovery, History, National Geographic, Times Now, Headlines Today, CNN and the BBC. Recognised by the British Council for Creative Entrepreneurship, she is a National Award Winner and a Charles Wallace Grant recipient. Her films include Tedhi Lakeer - The Crooked Line, Shunyata - when Kathak met Cham, Shovana and The Monks who won the Grammy.

  • Cinematographer: Yasir Abbasi
  • Sound Designer: Pratik Biswas
  • Editor: Pooja Iyengar
  • Music Composer: Manas Baruah
  • Graphics and Animator: Swapnil Gaikwad
  • Project Partner: Doordarshan

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