Rang Mahal (Palace of Colour) by Prantik Basu

The Santhali tribe from Eastern India till recently had no written script, their stories and myths preserved and passed orally through generations. Each narration would assume a different form, much like the rocks of a nearby hill that come in various hues. The Film is a tale about the origin of creation, exploring the unique relationship of the Santhali people with nature and culture.

Brazil (Award)
Kolkata, India (Award)
Berlin, Germany
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Seoul, Korea
Bilbao, Spain
Kathmandu, Nepal
New York, USA
Thrissur; Delhi; India

Prantik Basu studied Film Direction at the Film and Television Institute of India. His films have been screened at various festivals including Oberhausen, Rome, International Festival of India and Experimenta India. His film Sakhisona won the Tiger Award for Short Films at Rotterdam.

  • Writer, Cinematographer, Editor: Prantik Basu
  • Sound Recordist: Ananda Gupta
  • Narrators: Balika Hembram, Sanjay Kumar Tudu
  • Project Partner: Films Division

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