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The Cloud Messenger

Narrative Feature


Drama, Fantasy, Romance
English, Malayalam, Sanskrit

A contemporary tale of reincarnation about two lovers meeting in the present day after several centuries of longing, yet still trapped in their destiny of a perpetual cycle of love and death.

"An avant-garde marvel" - Nidhi Verma (Platform)
Live Q&A with Director Rahat Mahajan
2/4/24, 9:00 PM
AFS Cinema

After finishing school at the Lawrence School Sanawar in the Himalayan mountains, Rahat enrolled for an M.F.A. at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He developed various projects at the school in collaboration with mentors with diverse backgrounds, helping him grow through a deepening understanding of the craft and an ongoing consolidation of his own worldview.

His debut feature film “Meghdoot/The Cloud Messenger” was in the Tiger Competition at The International Film Festival of Rotterdam 2022 and further travelled to BFI London Film Festival, São Paulo International Film Festival and several other festivals across the globe. The film recently won the Special Jury Mention at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Rahat Mahajan


Rahat Mahajan


Rahat Mahajan


Rahat Mahajan



Sanjay Singh, Rahat Mahajan, Nalin Agarwal


Ritvik Tyagi, Ahalya Shetty, Raj Zutshi, Kapila Venu, Peesappilly Rajeevan

Director of Photography:

Rahat Mahajan, Anil Pingua


Nikhel Kumar Mahajan

Sound Design:

Kunal Sharma

Special thanks to our community partner for this event:
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