Programme 2019

Grandfather (Baaje)

Director: Umashankar Nair, Gaiti Siddiqui


Special Presentation

Section: Half Ticket

Country: India | Year: 2018

Language(s): Hindi, Nepali | Time: 11 mins


When seven-year-old Maisha loses her grandfather—or Baaje in Nepali, life comes to a shattering halt for the little girl. Faced with this loss, Maisha struggles to heal, but soon learns that the inseparable bond of love with her Baaje is what will take her through.

Director's Bio

Umashankar Nair and Gaiti Siddiqui are a choreographer duo, who have been a part of the Hindi film industry for over a decade now. They have produced and directed over 40 dance numbers in movies, music videos, and commercials. They have choreographed nearly 15 reality shows, including Amazon Prime India’s The Remix, which was nominated for a 2019 International Emmy.