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Papilio Buddha ()


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A band of displaced untouchables in Western Ghats of India embrace Buddhism in order to escape from caste oppression.

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Kallen Pokkudan ...
Kariyan
Saritha ...
Manjusree
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Jack
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Chief Minister
Kallen Pokudan ...
Kariyan
Sreejith Ramanan ...
Dr.Prasannaraj
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Shankran
Sujatha ...
Dalit activist
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Gandhian Ram Das

Directed by

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Jayan Cherian

Written by

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Jayan Cherian ... (story)
 
Jayan Cherian ... (writer)

Produced by

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Prakash Bare ... co-executive producer / producer
Antony Thekkek ... executive producer / producer

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Sunilkumar P.K.

Cinematography by

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Kannan
M.J. Radhakrishnan

Film Editing by

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Jayan Cherian
Sujoy Joseph

Art Direction by

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Manu Perunna

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Shaji Alappuzha ... (set decorations)
Gopu Anjumoorthi ... (set decorations)

Makeup Department

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Jayachandran P ... makeup artist
Salvy Palapazham ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Safeer ... production manager
Hari Venjarmoodu ... production manager

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Sahir Ali ... assistant director
Sudhish Gopinath ... assistant director
Sivan Kankol ... assistant director
Praveen Nambiyar ... assistant director

Art Department

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Arun Ram Raj ... storyboard artist

Sound Department

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Ajayan Adat ... sound assistant
Bhavin Patel ... boom operator
S. Radhakrishnan ... sound editor / sound recordist
Rajakrishnan ... sound mixer
P.C. Vishnu ... assistant: sound editor / pre-mix engineer

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Sharavanan ... stunt coordinator

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Anil ... assistant camera
Sharma Bhaskar ... assistant camera

Animation Department

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Surjit ... animator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sukesh Thanoor ... costumer (as Sukesh Thanur) / costumer

Music Department

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Sunil Kumar ... composer: theme music
Saleena Prakkanam ... lyricist

Transportation Department

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Khadar Kozhikode ... driver

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Plot Summary

A band of displaced untouchables in Western Ghats of India embrace Buddhism in order to escape from caste oppression. Papilio Buddha explores the life of a group of displaced Dalits in the Western Ghats of India and probes the new identity politics based on Ambedkarism, gaining momentum among the Dalits in the region, in the milieu of an ongoing land struggle. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As
  • Papilio Buddha (India)
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  • 108 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Initially banned in India due to its criticism of Gandhi, it was only allowed release once speeches against the Mahatma were muted or blurred. See more »

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