Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya | European Premiere
Director: Shilpa Ranade Starring: Voices of Manish Bhawan, Shailendra Pande, Rajeev Raj. Run time: 79 mins | Recommended Certificate: U Language: Hindi with English subtitles | Year: 2013 | Country: India
Premiered at Toronto Film Festival, The World of Goopi and Bagha is a delightful and hilarious animated feature, based on a story for children of all ages immortalised by Bengali filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Goopy and Bagha are such terrible singers and musicians that they are thrown out of their own respective towns. They bump into each other in the forest and immediately become best buddies. They also then bump something more terrifying – the King of Ghosts, but he likes their terrible music so much he gives them a pair of magical slippers each and three wishes. Armed with this new magical confidence they set out on the road to adventure.