Goopi loves to sing (badly) and Bagha loves to the play the drum (badly too). When the villagers cannot bear to listen to them anymore, both are banished to the forest. They manage to enchant the king of ghosts, who gives them four boons: they can always be well fed, transport themselves anywhere in an instant and mesmerise anyone with their music, with the fourth boon to be granted when they need it. And thus begin the extraordinary adventures of Goopi and Bagha!
(78mins) | India
Hindi, with English subtitles
Shilpa Ranade is an associate professor at the Industrial Design Centre at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. She did her MPhil at the Royal College of Art in London. She has been a lecturer in the Audio Visual Unit at the Tata Institute of Social Science, where she was involved in the making of educational videos on social issues. She has directed many short animations. The World of Goopi and Bagha (2013), her first animated feature, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.