‘Bhor’ director Kamakhya Narayan Singh shares journey of making film highlighting sanitation issues in rural India

‘Bhor’ director Kamakhya Narayan Singh shares journey of making film highlighting sanitation issues in rural India


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Kamakhya Narayan Singh’s film ‘Bhor’ has been unveiled on MX player for streaming. The film showcases strong shades of women empowerment and highlights sanitation issues of rural India simultaneously offering an interesting take on the caste system. 
Speaking about the film, Kamakhya Narayan Singh said, “As a filmmaker and a student of social Work (education), I had the chance to travel the world and India extensively. I got a chance to interact with people from indigenous cultures. They have a different understanding of the society – they may be poor, but they are happy, there are conflicts but they are not complicated.”
For the uninformed, to keep the film as realistic as possible there were extensive workshops for two months and also the costumes shown in the film belong to people from the community. 
Singh added, “Bhor deals with one such community called the ‘Musahars’ in Bihar. They are simple people and our story is about how they react to the modern campaign on Sanitation and Toilets in India. We have continuously made an effort to keep the execution and feel as true as possible, to portray the reality of their lives.” 
‘Bhor’ has received critical acclaim at more than thirty film festivals including ‘Cairo International Film Festival’, ‘International Film Festival of India’ (GOA), Indo – Berlin Film Week (Berlin), the Melbourne India Film Festival, Australia. 
The film also won the best director award at the Ottawa Indian Film Festival and two awards at the Caleidoscope Indian Film festival of Boston. For those who are unaware, ‘Bhor’ revolves around Budhni, a girl from the Musahar community in Bihar who dreams to pursue her education despite her marriage and how she fights all odds to build a toilet for sanitation. 
The film has an ensemble cast of Nalneesh Neel, Devesh Rajan, Saveri Sree Gaur, and Punya Prasun Bajpai. ‘Bhor’ is produced by AK Singh of Gyanesh Films and is helmed by Kamakhya Narayan Singh.



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