Bhushitendu Bhatt

Diploma Project Kaala Bindu – Short Fiction Film
Arun Gupta

National Institute Of Design(Ford Foundation Grant)

A mysterious woman leaves her house and walks through narrow lanes to reach the Ganges Ghats. She sits down and begins to feed the fish in the river. A boatman comes by and asks her if she would like a ride. She offers to tell him a story instead of paying money. He agrees and their journey begins during which the woman narrates the story of her life to the boatman. Set in the backdrop of the holiest of holy cities Varanasi, this film is an attempt to re-imagine the kind of life a young widow might have had and tells the story of the conditions under which she was forced to leave her home and come to Varanasi.