Director's PROFILE

Karma Takapa

Karma Takapa graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, specializing in Direction and Screenplay writing. He co-directed the Chhattisgarhi language feature ‘Mor Mann Ke Bharam’ (An Illusion of my mind, 2015) that premiered at the 17th Mumbai Film Festival, 2015 winning the Special Jury Prize. 


His debut film as a director, Ralang Road (2017), premiered in the main competition at 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and went on to several festivals around the globe. His earlier films include a series of short fiction and documentary films, experimenting with narrative forms and exploring spaces, including his hometown in the state of Sikkim. 


His next film, Upar Neeche, starring Sayani Gupta and Shubham is currently in Post Production.


He recently portrayed the lead character of Dev in the Amazon Prime series, The Last Hour, directed by Amit Kumar.


Ralang Road

103 mins, 2017

Official Selection

  • 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017 (Int. Competition, Czech Republic)
  • 15th Pacific Meridien Vladivostok International Film Festival (Int. Competition, Russia)
  • 36th Fajr International Film Festival 2018 (Int. Competition, Iran)
  • 19th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2017 (India Gold Competition)
  • 6th Dharamshala International Film Festival 2017

Mor Mann Ke Bharam

77 mins, 2015

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

26 mins, 2014

Official Selection

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

Thutse Kyuma

11 mins, 2013

Official Selection

  • Beijing International Students’ Festival 2014 (Competition, China)
  • International Film Festival of India 2014 (Indian Panorama, Goa)
  • 8th SiGNS, Kerala 2014 (Competition, Kerala)



  • Jury Special Mention at 8th SiGNS, Kerala 2014