Thirteen Destinations of a Traveller

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Thirteen Destinations of a Traveller

Original title: Thirteen Destinations of a Traveller

Directed by: Partha Das

Produced by: Mokhalesur Rahman Talukdar (Lenin), Soumya Mukhopadhyay

Country of production: Bangladesh, India

Runtime: 75'

Expected release: December, 2021

Production stage: Post production (editing)

Budget: €150,000 (50% in place)

1st feature: Yes

Looking for: Festivals, sales agents/ distributors, co-producers, gap finance, strategic guidance, impact producers.


Story of two parallel journeys; one in which thousands of Sufi pilgrims march together over days and miles to proclaim unrequited love for humanity, enduring physical pain and in the other a disabled, marginal Muslim man in present India tries to transform his life fighting against physical economic and social challenges in search of love, compassion and elusive happiness.

Director’s profile:

Partha Das, born in 1987 in Kolkata, India, is an audio-visual artist working across different media ranging from films, performance and installation art. His works have been showcased across various art galleries and institutions including Lalit Kala, India; Alliance Française du Bengale; Modern Art Museum, Michigan; Cultural Institute of Portugal. THIRTEEN DESTINATIONS OF A TRAVELLER is his maiden documentary feature. He is working on this project for the past three years having spent a good three months on the road with the pilgrims and walked along with them from Delhi to Ajmer for three consecutive years in search of characters and stories.

Producer’s profile:

Mokhalesur Rahman Talukdar (Lenin) is an Independent Film Producer from Bangladesh. He has recently finished a feature film – MANUSHER BAGAAN (People of the Garden, 2020) and has a slate of documentaries and feature narratives, both short and long form in development or shoot. Lenin is a founding member of the Short Film Forum of Bangladesh and has attended various documentary Labs and International film festivals as Jury member or decision maker.

Soumya Mukhopadhyay is a film director, producer and a market researcher from India. He is the director of Cherrypix Movies; India’s leading production and post production house. His recent productions include GLOSSARY OF NONHUMAN LOVE, directed by Ashish Avikunthak, selected at IFFR, 2021; TWO FRIENDS, directed by Prasun Chatterjee, selected at Marche Du Film Goes to Cannes 2020 and A SOUTH ASIAN QUEER PAMPHLET, an interactive documentary selected at IDFA DocLab Forum, 2020.