11th International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh 2018

The World Of Goopi And Bagha

Goopi Gawaiyaa Bagha Bajaiyaa (Hindi)

India | 78 | Comedy, Musical | 2013 | Feature Film (Animation) | Hindi

Goopi&Bagha are two wise fools, one lives to sing and the other to play the drum. Despite their acute ineptness, their passion for music knows no bounds. When the villagers cannot bear to listen to them anymore, both are banished to the same forest. Here, Goopi&Bagha encounter each other and their fates become entwined for life. A strong and immediate bond is forged by the two hapless souls, both in search of connoisseurs of their musical craft


গোপি এবং বাঘা দুজন বোকা বন্ধু, একজন জীবিকার জন্য গান গায় এবং অন্যজন ঢাক বাজায়। এই কাজে তারা ভীষণভাবে কাঁচা হলেও,গানের জন্য তাদের উৎসাহ এর কোনো কমতি ছিলো না। গ্রামবাসী যখন আর তাদের সহ্য করতে পারলো না, তাদেরকে বনবাসে পাঠিয়ে দিলো। একটি দৃঢ় এবং তাৎক্ষনিক বন্ধন গড়ে উঠে দুটি অসহায় আত্মার মধ্যে, যারা দুজনেই খুঁজতে থাকে একজন পণ্ডিতকে।

Original Language

They sing and play together to celebrate their newfound friendship only to be surrounded by melancholic ghosts who they manage to enchant with their peculiar musical talent. As a gift, they acquire four boons from the king of ghosts, using these they can always be well fed, transport themselves anywhere in an instant and mesmerize anyone with their music, albeit only together and in ‘jugalbandi’. One boon is still owed to them, this would be granted by the ghost king when they need to use it.

Ms. Shilpa Ranade

Shilpa Ranade is an associate professor at the Industrial Design Center at IIT Mumbai. She did her M.Phil at the Royal College of Art in London. She has been a lecturer in the Audio Visual Unit at the Tata Institute of Social Science. There she was involved in the making of educational videos on social issues and teaching communication through graphic design to students of social sciences.

Filmography: Mani’s Dying 7min/ 16mm/Animation/1995 Royal College of Art, London. The Harvest 2min/16mm/Animation/1995 Royal College of Art, London The Childhood of Krishna 14min/Digibeta/Animation/1997 S4C, Wales, Channel 4, London Naja Goes to School 7min/35mm/Animation/1999 Channel 4, London. The Mouse with Seven Tails 7min/ CD/ Animation/ 2006 IL&FS/ K Yan Perspectives on Mental Health 60min/ Video Documentary/ 1992 TISS Pramila&Parvati 30min/ Video Documentary/ 1993 TISS Three stories, Animation, 2012, 10 min, Eklavya - animation - ChankeJahanPayal Teri, Animation for a Music Video/ 4min/2005 - 3 Brothers & A Violin Osian’s Film Festival Animated signature/2004 Osian’s Film Festival Animated signature/2005 Q2P Animation for a Documentary Dir. ParomitaVohra Bhavishya Alliance Animation for a Documentary Dir. ParomitaVohra Mithya Animation for a Feature film Dir. RajatKapoor Karadi Tales Production design for a 26 episodes Animated Television Series Alibaba& The 41 Thieves Production and Character Design for an animated feature film

Screening Schedule

  • 31 Jan
    04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Shawkat Osman Hall

    Central Public Library, Shahbag

Credits and Casts

Ms. Shilpa Ranade
Upendra Kishore & Roy chowdhury
Soumitra Ranade
Avinash Walzde
Children’s Film Society, India
Leading Casts

Exhibition & Award History

1) Toronto International Film Festival - 2013
2) Bhusan International Film Festival - 2013
3) Asia Pacific Screen Awards - 2014
4) 18 Golden Elephant- ICFFI - 2013
5) Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI) - 2013
6) Dubai Film Festival - 2013
7) ASIFA ( International Animated Film Association). - 2014
8) Best Animation Film - FICCI -2014
9) CMS International Children’s Film Festival – April 2014 , India
10) Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, USA – May - 2014
11) London Indian Film Festival – July 2014
12) Stuttgart Indian Film Festival – July 2014
13) Trinidad + Tabago Film Festival, Spain -2014
14) Lucas International Kids Film Festival -2014
15) Anifest India 2014, India , August 2014
16) Puchon Student Film Festival, Korea 2014

1) Jury Prize for Best Art work @ 18 Golden Elephant, ICFFI
2) Best Animation Film In the Professional Category @ ASIFA
3) Best Animation Feature Film @ FICCI BAF, India
4) Best Animation Feature Film @ CMS international Children’s Film Festival -2014 , India