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The Road to Kuthriyar by Bharat Mirle | Cinema House | North Meets South | Screening

The Road to Kuthriyar by Bharat Mirle | Cinema House | North Meets South | Screening

An unlikely friendship develops between an urban wildlife researcher and the illiterate tribesman he recruits as a guide. Circumstances draw him into the tribesman’s world, where he makes troubling discoveries.

In Bharat Mirle’s words, ” The Road to Kuthriyar is a work of docu-fiction in that while what it records are actual conditions and includes actual interviews, some of the events are staged. The cast consists of non-actors, speaking directly, playing themselves or versions of themselves. The protagonist, Dhruv, who’s an old associate, is actually a wildlife researcher who was tasked with conducting the very same survey as that in my film and Dorai was the tribesman he recruited as his assistant.”

The screening will be followed by a conversation with the crew.

Join us for the screening of this interesting bilingual journey of an unlikely friendship!

Festivals & Accolades

World Premiere: 2021 Busan International Film Festival

2022 Indian Film Festival of New York | Nominated for Best Debut Film

2022 International Film Festival of Thrissur | Nominated for Best Debut Film

2022 Ottawa Indian Film Festival | Winner – Best Director

2022 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

2022 London Indian Film Festival

2022 Moscow International Film Festival

2022 Indo-German Film Week

2023 Bangalore International Film Festival

2023 NITTE International film Festival

2023 Indic Film Utsav

About the Director:

Bharat Mirle is a self-taught, award-winning filmmaker from Bangalore, India. His short documentary, 175 Grams was the winner of the Sundance Short film Challenge, and was screened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. In 2017, he completed his first short fiction short ‘Vaahana‘, which was the winner of the 2018 Jakarta International Humanitarian and Cultural Award and was part of the official selection at the New Jersey Indian International Film Festival and the Bangalore International Short Film Festival. His first feature film is The Road To Kuthriyar.

Cast and Crew:

Primary Cast:

Dhruv Athreye

Chinna Dorai

Parvathi Om

M K Raghavendra




Director of Photography

Mithun Bhat


Mithun Bhat & Gaurav Gokhale

Additional Camera

Amyth Venkataramaiah

Location Sound

Christopher Burchell

Sound Design

Alok Kotian


Rohit Chaturvedi, Tanvi Rao & Rahul Giri


M K Raghavendra & Bharat Mirle


Bharat Mirle


Bharat Mirle

Associate Producer

A Quiet Affair




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