The Garden of Bancharam 1980

The story of an old peasant,Bancharam (Mitra),who defeats the tyrannical landlord Chhakari (Dey).Inheriting a dry patch of land, Bancharam converts it into a fabulous garden.The British magistrate supports him when Chhakari attempts to acquire the garden, after which he dies. Chhakari's son Nakari tries a new stratagem: he promises Bancharam Rs 100 every month provided Bancharam bequeaths his garden to the landowner after his death. Bancharam agrees but amazingly becomes healthier with every passing day, repeatedly promising to die but failing to do so. Come the appointed day, Nakari arrives with the funeral band and finds Bancharam glowing with health. Nakari collapses on the prepared funeral bed and dies instead.

In a World of Bad Breath

Somewhere along the way humans were eaten by their own creations. And now forgotten archetypes and obsolete specters dance in the corners of the new world of Bad Breath. Adapted from automatic drawings during a severe fever of hypnagogia. Watch general confusion among an ancient presence.

Mahabali 1983

Mahabali was a beloved king and very kind to his subjects in the state of Kerala. The time under his rule was considered one of great prosperity and happiness. It is in fact this success as a king that led the gods to be wary of him and bring his demise at the hands of Vamana.

The Painter's Nephew 1989

With Moustapha Dao’s second short film “The painter’s Nephew” (1989), he is involved in the adaptation of African tales through the story of young Ali whose nights are disturbed by the characters’ tales his grandmother tells him.