Director: Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Hindi / 2011/ Colour / 84 Minutes
Little Poupe` comes to her Grandfather, a celebrated author, for the first time when her mother falls seriously ill. Her gloomy stay in the age old mansion with a grumpy faced Mary Aunty and a lonesome Grandfather slowly takes a turn with the arrival of a circus troupe, a talking fox, a nagging tiger, a magic tree and WOH, the anonymous commoner from the Grandfather’s writing. With WOH intruding the ordinary day to day activities, Poupe` and her ‘Daddu’s’ life takes a sudden leap and becomes adventurous…
WOH is inspired by Rabindranath Tangore’s novel “Shey” (That Fellow) written in Shantiniketan, 1937 about his own relationship with Grand Daughter Nandini.
Director’s Biography: Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Buddhadeb Dasgupta is a contemporary Indian film-maker and poet of great repute. Five of his films have won the National Award for Best Film and two for Best director. His films have also won awards at many prestigious international film festivals including Berlin, Venice and Locarno.