BahurupiyaDirector: Sidharth SrinevasanCategory: Hindi/2015/52mins

Bahurupiya is an exploration of identity, as told by two folk performers whose fading, hereditary profession involves “wearing many faces” in order to eke out a living. Kishan Bahurupiya is a lower-caste Punjabi Hindu who literally transforms into a monkey, while Abdul Hamid is a Muslim Bhand from Rajasthan who inhabits the mythical role of the Hindu demon king Ravana so completely that it has become second nature to him. These are their favourite “roles”. But despite hailing from very diverse castes, religions, regions and communities, these two Bahurupiyas express the life of an entertainer in common.