Aayushi Bengani
Aparna Srivastava
Milen Mathew John
Pruthviraj Shinde

Duration: 25 mins
Language: English and Hindi
Subtitles: English


Mithi Si

The film is a travelogue along the Mithi river. The narrative commences at the start of the Mithi river at Morarji Nagar, and closes at the end of the river at Mahim Bay. The film stops at various points along the river bank, at various locations- Morarji Nagar, Bharat Nagar, Powai, Marol, Mahim. At every stop, a different story emerges from the location, about the river, its past, present, and future. The leitmotif that ties these narratives and the visual narrative is the urban desolation marked by waste accumulation around the river. While we have collected narratives from various people, the major character remains the river; the film speaks of its origin, its forgotten journey through the city, and the overwhelming tragedy of the effects it has on the environment, on the city space and on the health of the city’s biodiversity.