Project Description

Written and Directed by Sidharth Srinivasan
Produced by PSBT in partnership with Doordarshan, Ministry of Information &
Broadcasting, Government Of India
Producer & Commissioning Editor: Rajiv Mehrotra
Cinematographer: Srishti Lakhera
Editor: Shikha Gupta

Synopsis: Kishan and Abdul are two traditional Bahurupiyas, performers from India who transform their identity in order to entertain the public and earn a living. Sidharth Srinivasan’s docu-feature “Bahurupiya” (aka “Wearer of Faces”) explores identity in India through these artistes – one a Hindu from Punjab, the other a Muslim from Rajasthan – whose craft is fast disappearing.

Runtime: 54 mins
Format: HD, Colour
Language: Hindi
Year: 2015

Festivals: World Premiere, Open Frame Festival & Forum 2015; EBS
International Documentary Festival 2016, Korea; MIFF 2016; IDSFFK 2016;
IAS International Film Festival 2017; SiGNS Film Festival, Kochi Muziris
Biennale 2015; Indian Film Festival Stuttgart 2016; ViBGYOR Film Festival
2016 etc