An epic film about that holy little box, the radio. A very lucid, contemplative and unconventional film that combines different cinematographic approaches from animation to fiction and stylised documentary. Its scattered narrative ponders a long forgotten experience when the radio was the only way of bringing the world together. The director suggests that the radio listener actually wants to hear himself and the artist merely offers him a substitute for the sound of his own voice, which he would like to safeguard as a possession.

International title
Hawamahal
Filmmaker
Vipin Vijay
Premiere
International premiere
Country
India
Year
2003
Medium
Betacam SP PAL
Length
58’
Language
Hindi, Bengali, English
Producer
Holygrail Film Studios
Sales
Public Service Broadcasting Trust
Cinematography
Vipin Vijay