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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.

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. He makes films which resonate with contemporary issues and enjoys travelling, photography, art, playing sports, listening to music and watching films, among other things.

  • Assistant Director: Rhea Mathews
  • Cinematography and Editing: Shridhar Sudhir
  • Sound Design, Edit and Mix: Asheesh Pandya
  • Sound Recordist: A. Bhaskar Rao
  • Project Partner: Doordarshan

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