The Violin Player

by Bauddhayan Mukherji


The Violin Player is the story of one day in the life of a failed Bollywood session violinist whose life revolves around remarkable nothingness. Life, that day, throws a carrot at him and he ends up finding expression in an unlikely place. The day unfolds to reveal startling truths about music, art, life and survival.

One day, one stranger, one request, one life changing moment that makes everything pale into insignificance – this is what The Violin Player is about.


India  2015  72mn HD  2.35:1  5.1  Hindi

written and directed by

Bauddhayan Mukherji

produced by

Monalisa Mukherji for LITTLE LAMB FILMS


  • The Violin Player: Ritwick Chakraborty,
  • The Stranger: Adil Hussain,
  • The Actress: Nayani Dixit,
  • The Actor: Sonam Stobgais,
  • The Newspaper man: Jayant Gadekar


  • Producer, Production Design, Costume Design: Monalisa Mukherji
  • DOP: Avik Mukhopadhyay,
  • Editor, Associate Director:Arghyakamal Mitra,
  • Sound Design & Re-Recording: Abhijit (Tenny) Roy,
  • Music Directors: Arnab Chakraborty, Bhaskar Datta,
  • Art Director: Sachin Bhilare

festivals & awards

  • 17th Jio Mami Mumbai FF (2015)  – India Gold
  • 20th IFFK, Kerala (2015) – International Competition
  • 37th Durban IFF (2016) International Competition – Best Feature film Award
  • 13th Stuttgart Indian FF (2016)
  • 12th Jecheon IMFF, South Korea (2016)  – Cine Symphony
  • 24th Raindance Film Festival (2016) – Intl Competition – nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Actor
  • 40th Sao Paulo IFF (2016) – New Directors Competition
  • 61st Cork IFF (2016) – Panorama
  • Indian FF The Hague (2016)
  • India Kaleidoscope at Momi NY (2016)
  • Image India Paris (2016)
  • SeeYouSound Festival  (2017)
  • Washington DC Independent FF (2017)
  • Imagine India in Madrid (2017) – Best Actor: Ritwick ChakraborttyBest Photography: Avik Mukhopadhyay
  • DC South Asian Film Festival (2017)


Teenkahon (1st feature length) – 3 Obsessions

Press Quotes

THR “originality in mixing humor and pathos, without losing sight of the bigger picture about what it means to be an artist”. “Starts as a weak adagio and concludes in a thrilling vibrato”

“a seductive and mysterious tale of a violin player’s mundane life, and an interesting take on how chance encounters are almost predestined.” by the Jury of 37th Durban IFF