Meghdoot/The Cloud Messenger


13th May 2023 | 06:00 PM
Stein Auditorium




English, Malayalam, Sanskrit
148 mins

 Rahat Mahajan

Festival And Awards
  • International Film Festival of Rotterdam 2022 – Tiger Competition
  • Melbourne International Film Festival 2022 – Official Selection
  • BFI London Film Festival 2022 – Official Selection
  • Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2022 – New Directors Competition
  • Singapore International Film Festival 2022 – Asian Feature Film Competition
  • Five Flavours Film Festival 2022 – New Asian Cinema Competition
  • Mumbai International Film Festival 2022 – India Gold Competition
  • Asian Pacific Screen Awards 2022 – In Competition
  • Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2023 – Official Selection

Studying in a colonial-era boarding school in the Himalayan mountains, Jaivardhana (‘JV’) is an insolent and mischievous sixteen-year-old who finds it hard to balance his world within the rigid and mundane structures of school, and his newfound attraction towards another student, Tarini. As the tale unfolds, we begin to realize their roles as timeless lovers in a mythical tale, meeting in the present day after several centuries of longing, and leading up to the death of Tarini in this life as well.  As the whole universe conspires to break the ancient curse, this tale of eternal love can only end if Jaivardhana travels to the land of death itself. The story of Meghdoot is where myth and reality merge, giving birth to something new. Where we witness the dream of a boy, merging with the cosmic dream.

  • Cast

    Ahalya Shetty, Ritvik Tyagi, Raj Zutshi, Kapila Venu, Rajeevan Peesappilly, KN Lakshmanan, Lalita Shivani, Sadanand Bhasi, Daljit Sean Singh, Vinay Pande, Mihir Ahuja, Bibi Mursal Temuri


  • Producer

    Sanjay Singh, Rahat Mahajan, Nalin Agarwal

  • Screenplay

    Rahat Mahajan

  • Cinematography

    Rahat Mahajan, Anil Pingua

  • Editing

    Rahat Mahajan, Bina Paul

  • Sound

    Kunal Sharma

  • Music

    Nikhel Kumar Mahajan