"AGASTYA" - A Heart-Warming Short Film Exploring 

                              the Impact of Technology and the Beauty of a Nature-Centric Approach

In a world where technology has become an integral part of our daily lives, the short film “AGASTYA” offers a refreshing and thought-provoking perspective on the importance of striking a balance between the digital and the natural. Directed by Gaurav and Raghav, this heart-warming story follows the journey of a disabled child, Agastya, and his cousin, Ritwik, as they navigate the complexities of life and the impact of technology on their relationship.


The film begins by introducing us to Agastya, a 14-year-old boy with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, who has been nurtured by his parents in a nature-friendly environment. Unlike many of his peers, Agastya is not addicted to mobile phones or gadgets, but instead, he finds solace and joy in the beauty of the natural world around him.Tragedy strikes when Agastya’s parents pass away, and he is forced to move in with his uncle and aunt. Their son, Ritwik, is a stark contrast to Agastya – a temperamental child who is deeply addicted to technology and the digital world.

As the story unfolds, Agastya’s unwavering spirit and innovative, nature-centric ideas begin to have a profound impact on Ritwik. When Ritwik’s life is saved by Agastya’s quick thinking and environmental solutions, it sparks a transformation within him, motivating him to become a Chief Development Officer.

Through his new role, Ritwik embarks on a mission to change the consumerist and tourism-centered system, using an environment-centric approach to developing pilgrimage corridors. This shift in perspective not only benefits the local communities but also serves as a testament to the power of Agastya’s influence and the importance of a nature-based approach to development.

“AGASTYA” has been premiered on the official YouTube channel of the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF), a prestigious platform that celebrates the best in Indian cinema. This partnership with DPIFF not only provides the film with a wider audience but also underscores the festival’s commitment to supporting and showcasing the work of talented filmmakers who are tackling important social and environmental issues.

“AGASTYA” is a powerful and heart-warming short film that explores the impact of technology on our lives and the beauty of a nature-centric approach to problem-solving. Through its relatable characters and compelling narrative, the film reminds us of the importance of striking a balance between the digital and the natural, and the transformative power of empathy, innovation, and environmental stewardship. Whether you’re a fan of thought-provoking cinema or simply someone who cares about the future of our planet, “AGASTYA” is a must-watch that will leave a lasting impression.

You can watch the film on the official YouTube channel of dpiff.com. The link to the film is provided : https://youtu.be/GEbQgm1blbw



“AGASTYA” is directed by Gaurav and Raghav, a talented duo who have a keen eye for storytelling and a deep understanding of the complex relationship between technology, nature, and human well-being. With this film, they have created a powerful and thought-provoking narrative that challenges the audience to rethink their own relationship with the digital and the natural worlds.


The film features a talented ensemble cast, including Rudra Pratap Ojha as the young and adult Agastya, Sanskar Agrawal as the young Ritwik, and Prevendra as the adult Ritwik. The supporting cast, including Rahul Singhal, Dr. Astha Agrawal, Satyam Shukla, Ranveer, Aanchal, Col (Retd) Dheerendra Gupta, Meena Sondhi, and Md Rehan, all deliver strong performances that add depth and nuance to the film’s narrative.