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Bauddhayan MUKHERJI

Bauddhayan MUKHERJI

Considered a trailblazer in Indian advertising filmmaking, Bauddhayan Mukherji, aka Buddy, was born and raised in Calcutta. In 2010, Bauddhayan directed the ‘Bell Bajao’ campaign which went on to win the prestigious Silver Lion at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2010; the Oscars of advertising. He also became the first Indian filmmaker to win two back to back One Show merits in New York and back to back Spikes Asia in Singapore. In 2015, the Filaria Free India campaign for Sabin Vaccine Institute won him another Silver Lion at Cannes Health, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2015. In 2013, Bauddhayan ventured into feature films and he has directed two of India’s most awarded and internationally acclaimed films, under his own banner of Little Lamb Films – Teenkahon (Three Obsessions) (2014) in Bengali, and The Violin Player (2016) in Hindi. These have been screened at film festivals in Zurich, Sao Paulo, Cork, New York, Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Jecheon, Melbourne, and others.

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The Violin Player

2016 / INDIA / Feature / 74 min

Bauddhayan MUKHERJI

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The Violin Player is the story of one day in the life of a Bollywood session violinist who finds expression in an unlikely place. The day unfolds to reveal startling truths about music, art, life and survival. A failed session violinist meets a stranger in a railway station in suburban Mumbai only to be offered a job that he can’t refuse. The violinist follows the stranger through the back alleys of the city and up the stairs of a sprawling, completely deserted building. What follows is a story of intrigue and magic where one sees art washing away from the soul the dust of everyday life.