PIED PIPER. A film of Vivek Budakoti

Pied Piper
India. 113 min. 2013
Cast:  Rajpal Yadav, Vikram Kochar, Abhishek Rawat.

Seen through the prism of Bertolt Brecht, the film Pied Piper is a satirical folklore of a simple laundryman, Chunnilal, who is rumored to have acquired his beloved donkey’s brains in a freak accident.

Charming millions with his asinine conscience that refuses to let go, Chunnilal soon rises to become the most popular hero of his time whom the establishments starts to fear. Laced with black humour, the film mirrors the current socio-political status in India ranging from extreme disappointment to almost juvenile hopefulness.


Pied Piper is Vivek Budakoti’s debut feature film as director. Born in 1976, in town of Lucknow, India, Vivek, started his career an Assistant Director to eminent Indian Directors like Sudhir Mishra, Aziz Mirza and MF Husain in a few Indian and International Films. He went on to direct many a successful television shows for prominent Indian channels. Vivek made his first short film titled “Image” that was nominated for awards in Digital Talkies International Film Festival 2001.

Vivek started his production company “Magic Lantern Productions” in 2010 along with partner Rajita Sharma and together they produced a few daily soaps and a telefilm for prominent satellite channels in India before they produced their first feature Pied Piper.