Original name: Bahadur The Brave
English name: The Brave
Run time: 93 Min
Language: Hindi, Nepali
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Director: Diwa Shah
Producer: Visvesh Singh Sehrawat, Thomas Ajay Abraham
Cast: Rupesh Lama, Rahul Mukhia
Screenplay: Diwa Shah
Cinematographer: Modhura Palit
Editor: Viraj Zunjarrao
Sound Designer: Rakesh KJ, Thomas Ajay Abraham, Jishnu Dev
Production Company: Hardhyaan Films, Sinai Pictures
World Sales: Sinai Pictures
Diwa Shah studied Creative Writing at Durham University, in the UK. She has worked as an assistant director on films alongside her mother, National Award winning filmmaker Shalini Shah, including Samosa & Sons (2023), for which she also wrote the song lyrics. Bahadur The Brave is her first feature-length project.
A nationwide lock-down is imposed in India during the coronavirus pandemic. While all Nepalese migrant labourers are boarding the vans to leave for Nepal, Hansi sees this as an opportunity to earn more money for his ailing son in the emerging labour crises. His brother-in-law, Dil Bahadur, offers him illegal work in a godown. Things take a tragic turn when Dil Bahadur is accused of stealing money instead. Hansi encourages him to leave for Nepal. However, Nepal has closed its border during the pandemic and the migrants have no place to go. Their innocent mischief has led to a tragedy of an irretrievable accord, ignorant of the pawns they have become at the mercy of the bigger powers at play.