Kinobrigada Presents

 RV Films and best before Films Production




A film by Ragunath V, Nathaniel Knop & Peter Rippl


Based on an idea by Ragunath V

Developed at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin

as part of the Fellowship at the Young Academy

Supported by

Hessenfilm GmbH

Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur

Akademie der Künste, Berlin


Amrit Gangar, Film critic, historian, curator and writer

Bharat Chotumoleshwari, Sweeper and cleaner – Esplanade Mansion

Imtiaz Ahmed, Owner – Smart & Hollywood (Tailors)

Mehmood Golaftab, Owner – The Army Restaurant

Ali Irani, Owner – The Army Restaurant

Vijaydhar Dubey, Liftman – Esplanade Mansion

Sejdhar Dubey, Brother of Liftman

Rajesh Kumar Tiwari, Security Guard – Esplanade Mansion

Sadik Ali Noorani, Landlord – Esplanade Mansion (formerly The Watson’s Esplanade Hotel)

Rabindra Hazari, Lawyer

Camera and Editing

Nathaniel Knop and Peter Rippl


“The Crown of India” by Sir Edward Elgar

Performed by the United States Marine Band

Michael Coburn (Conductor)

From the Album “Land of Hope and Glory”


Ketevan Dolnikova-Scheipner