Film festival 2023
This dramatic documentary is all about Pandit Madhusudan Gupta who performed India's first cadaveric dissection in the year 1836 under the guidance of Dr. Henry Goodeve and it was almost 3000 years after ‘Maharshi Sushruta’. It was also recognized as Asia's first human dissection.
This short film was an effort to discover the untold story of Pandit Gupta through a perception of an adolescent boy who once failed to answer a question about him.
Life and struggle of Pandit Gupta were depicted through this film in very informative and lucid ways. Starting from his childhood to his untimely death – all important incidents and information are judiciously filmed. Thus, we came to know about his childhood, his brilliance in education and research, his professional excellence, his scientific thought and awareness against superstitions and religious blindness.
Pandit Gupta was widely acknowledged as the “First Indian dissector of human body in British India” and took the first phenomenal step in the direction of modern medical education. This significant incident was duly celebrated by the British in a militaristic fashion by firing a 26 round gun salute at the Calcutta Fort William. Undoubtedly, Pandit Gupta’s single act of dissection has become a symbolic move of western medicine in India.
Student: Srijit Bhattacharya
Anchor: Avigyan Kishor Das
Sr. Doctor (Female): Sujata Nag
Jr. Doctor (Male): Tapan Baidya
Nurse (Female): Dipa Das
Nurse (Male): Tapan Pal
Rickshaw Puller: Tarun Mal
Special Appearance: Mr. Sujit Roy, (fifth generation maternal nephew of Pandit Madhusudan Gupta)
DOP & Cinematography: Avigyan Kishor Das
VFX: Avigyan Kishor Das
Music: Copyright and royalty free music from open sources.
Sound, Foley and VR: Avigyan Kishor Das
Script: Avigyan Kishor Das
Edit: Avigyan Kishor Das
Producer: Avigyan Kishor Das
Direction: Avigyan Kishor Das
Project Type: Documentary, Short, Student
Runtime (hh:mm:ss): 00:09:57
Completion Date: October, 2021
Country of Origin & Filming: India
Shooting Format: Digital
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Film Color: Color