The Creation of Woman (1961)


This 14-minute film talks about the Hindu god Brahma’s creation of life, the world and of course the first woman. Saeed Jaffrey narrates the story as dancers Bhaskar, Dinu and Anjali Devi “act” out the story.

Director: Charles F. Schwep.
Writer: Charles F. Schwep.
Stars: Saeed Jaffrey (narrator), Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, Dinu, Anjali Devi.
Cinematographer: Wheaton Galentine.

1961 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Subject, Live Action Subjects.

1961 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or for Best Short Film.


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One Comment

    October 7, 2023

    Jon, thank you for this! There are very few opportunities to catch Bhaskar on film.

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