Kaithi, Ek Itihaas by Shridhar Sudhir

The Film looks into the now-lost script Kaithi, widely used in Bihar and other parts of North India, and traces its gradual demise and present-extinction. It draws parallels between its history and contemporary Bihar, delving into important milestones of Indian history. It looks at the relationship of a people with their language, and a language with its script, and how one could look back at one’s own history and find patterns and instances that can provide valuable insights to positively impact our present.

Ooty; Delhi; Thrissur; India

Shridhar Sudhir is a post-graduate of Film and Video Communication from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and Visual Communication from College of Art, New Delhi. He spent part of his early years in a residential school in Pilani and then in Varanasi, which provided him diverse exposure and experiences.

  • Assistant Director: Rhea Mathews
  • Cinematographer, Editor: Shridhar Sudhir
  • Sound Designer, Editor, Mixer: Asheesh Pandya
  • Sound Recordist: A. Bhaskar Rao
  • Project Partner: Doordarshan

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