Director's Profile


Karma Takapa is a graduate of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune with specialization in Film Direction and Screenplay Writing.

His debut feature, Mor Mann Ke Bharam (An Illusion of my mind), is a surrealist-experimental film revolving around an author who tries to address his writer’s block, but gets entangled into a web of his own imagination. The film premiered in 17th Mumbai Film Festival and went to receive the Special Jury Prize.

His earlier films include a series of fiction and documentary films exploring his locale, and demystifying the mystified.


Ralang Road

Feature | Fiction | 103mins
as Director | Writer

Official Selection

  • 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017 (Competition)
  • 15th Pacific Meridien Vladivostok Internation Film Festival (Competition)
  • 19th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2017 (India Gold Competition)
  • 6th Dharamshala International Film Festival 2017

Mor Mann Ke Bharam

Feature | Experimental Fiction | 77 mins
as Co-director | Co-writer

Official Selection

  • 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2015 (Competition)
  • 7th Jagran Film Festival (Competition)


  • Special Jury Prize for direction at 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2015

Yahin Kahin Nahin

Short Fiction |  26 mins | 2014
as Director | Writer

Official Selection

  • 3rd National Students Film Awards and Student Film Festival of India, 2015
  • International Film Festival of India, (Goa, 2014)

Thutse Kyuma

Short Fiction |  11 mins | 2013
as Director | Writer

Official Selection

  • Beijing International Students’ Festival, (Beijing, China, 2013)
  • International Film Festival of India (Goa, India, 2014)

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