Goopi Gawaiiya Bagha Bajaiiya

The World Of Goopi And Bagha

Director: Shilpa Ranade
Hindi –English Subtitle / 2013 / Colour - 2D / 60 minutes


Goopi & Bagha are two wise fools, one lives to sing and the other to play the drum. Despite their acute ineptness, their passion for music knows no bounds.

When the villagers cannot bear to listen to them anymore, both are banished to the same forest. Here, Goopi & Bagha encounter each other and their fates become entwined for life. A strong and immediate bond is forged by the two hapless souls, both in search of connoisseurs of their musical craft.

They sing and play together to celebrate their newfound friendship only to be surrounded by melancholic ghosts who they manage to enchant with their peculiar musical talent. As a gift, they acquire four boons from the king of ghosts, using these they can always be well fed, transport themselves anywhere in an instant and mesmerize anyone with their music, albeit only together and in ‘jugalbandi’. One boon is still owed to them, this would be granted by the ghost king when they need to use it.

And thus begins the extraordinary adventure of Goopi & Bagha

Director Biography:

Shilpa Ranade is an associate professor at the Industrial Design Center at IIT Mumbai. She did her M.Phil at the Royal College of Art in London. She has been a lecturer in the Audio Visual Unit at the Tata Institute of Social Science. There she was involved in the making of educational videos on social issues and teaching communication through graphic design to students of social sciences.

Script / Screenplay Soumitra Ranade

Editor Avinash Walzde

Cast (Voice over artist) Rajeev Raj, Manish Bhawan, Shailendra Pande, Shahanawaz Pradhan, Vishal Kumar


  • Jury Prize for Best Art work @ 18 Golden Elephant, ICFFI
  • Best Animation Film In the Professional Category @ ASIFA
  • Best Animation Feature Film @ FICCI BAF, India
  • Best Animation Feature Film @ CMS international Children’s Film Festival -2014 , India