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The Cure: The Banerji Protocols and The Other Song by Malati Rao

The Banerji Protocols, evolved by Dr Prasanta and Pratip Banerji offer a standardised diagnostic system, different from the case history taking process associated with classical homeopathy. As they tackle big tickets like cancer and organ failures, the Film explores the dream for an accessible option for a universal health care system. While Homeopathy has a long tradition dating back to the early 20th century, in India it has suffered at the hands of bad pedagogy and a polarised view of its effectiveness. The Other Song offers an inside view into the practice of Dr Rajan Sankaran, a renowned homeopath. His methods such as the sensation method and the three kingdoms provide a different approach to classical homeopathy, taking the treatment deeper into the inner sensation of the illness, thus revealing the anachronism that exists in the body of the patient. In its success, the dream of an alternative system of medicine that is effective for a wide range of illnesses, gains momentum.

Malati Rao has directed, written and produced fiction and documentary films. She is the recipient of the Margaret McNamara Award from the World Bank family network for her thesis film. She holds an MFA degree in Film and Media Arts from Temple University, Philadelphia, and an MA in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. Malati has taught graduate courses in film and screenwriting in India and the US.

  • Cinematography: Shanker Raman
  • Location Sound: Lokesh Kanithi, Dhiman Karmakar, Sudipto Mukhopadhyay
  • Sound Mix: Pritam Das
  • Editing: Malati Rao
  • Music: Tunmay Bose
  • Project Partner: Doordarshan

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