Aptly named Kathputli, the slum area of Shadipur depot in New Delhi, is home to a myriad of third-generation performing artists – puppeteers, dancers, acrobats, snake charmers, monkey and bear handlers, jugglers, folk singers and magicians, to say the least.
At the mercy of rapidly-spreading urbanization and modern legalities, the residents will be resettled in the near future. This has spread much skepticism and anxiety among the slum- dwellers. Will they be given that which they have been promised? Will the change be for the better or worse? Today, these itinerant artists face the imminent threat of becoming obsolete from our cultural heritage. This promotional film tries to capture their lives in the face of a rising identity Crisis.
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