by Triparna Maiti

Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, India


Neerbhukhi, a demon by birth wishes to live like a human. But the villagers believe that their village, Barreshire is cursed with dearth of water due to Neerbhukhi, and outcast her. While she sadly longs to befriend them, she witnesses her effigy burnt as part of a sacrificing ritual.
In one such ritual, as the villagers parade to pray for water, a fairy appears out of the darkness. She plays flute and enchants the whole forest with her melodious music until her fairy mask falls off and the disguised Neerbhukhi gets revealed.
Chased and humiliated Neerbhukhi hides in a dry, abandoned well where she weeps her heart out. Her tears flood the well and gush out into waterfalls flooding the rivers.
Ever since the village has been blessed with water while it is believed that the demon is still crying inside the well.

Director's biography

Triparna Maiti (b 1993) is an aspiring filmmaker freshly passing out from Satyajit Ray Film and Television institute. She keeps interest in animation and illustration. Being a freelance visual artist she has experience in Storyboard art and Art direction for two years in short films and TVC ads.


Director: Triparna Maiti

Screenplay: Triparna Maiti


Original title: Neer

Running time: 07'

Film type: Animation

Country: India

Completion date: May 2022