Destination Paradise

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An illegal Indian immigrant, on his way to his paradisiacal destination: ‘London’, finds himself stuck on a farm in the Czech countryside. He builds an unlikely friendship with his caretaker, who himself is a Ukrainian immigrant. Seeing another immigrant’s struggles, he realizes, that maybe there’s no such thing as a paradise at the end of the road.
Un inmigrante clandestino indio, en camino a Londres, se encuentra varado en una granja en el campo Checo. Allí establece una rara amistad con un inmigrante Ucraino. Viendo como otro inmigrante sufre, se da cuenta que, quizás, su destino no será tan paradisíaco.
Un’immigrante clandestino indiano, in cammino a Londra, si ritrova in mezzo ad una fattoria nella campagna Ceca. Crea un rapporto speciale con il suo custode, un immigrante ucraino. Essendo testimone delle sofferenze di un altro immigrante, si rende conto che forse il suo destino non sarà così paradisiaco come si aspettava.

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Festivals & Awards

  • 24th Kino na Granicy (Czech Republic, 2022) – World Premiere
  • 12th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Fest (India, 2022)
  • Pune International Short Film Festival (India, 2022)
  • 16 International Film Festival (India, 2022) – 3rd Award Best Short Fiction
  • Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival (India, 2022)
  • Smita Patil International Film Festival (India,2022)
  • Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2023 (India, 2023)
  • Ayodhya Film Festival (2022) – Best Short Film
  • Goa Short Film Festival (India, 2022)
  • Jaipur International Film Festival (India, 2023)
  • International Film Festival of South Asia – Toronto (Canada, 2022)
  • South Asian Film Festival Montreal (Canada, 2022)
  • FECIR – Festival Internacional de Cine Rengo (Chile, 2022)
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Iquique (Chile, 2022)
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Lebu (Chile, 2023) – Academy Awards Qualifying Film Festival
  • Visioni Corte International Short Film Festival (Italy, 2022)
  • CinemaJove (Spain, 2022)
  • London Indian Film Festival (UK, 2022)


Vansh Luthra, Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey, Hynek Čermák

directed by

Eshaan Rajadhyaksha

written by

Eshaan Rajadhyaksha, Vansh Luthra

produced by

Nadine Julie Weber, Vansh Luthra, Eshaan Rajadhyaksha, Giovanni Robbiano, Lorenzo Rapetti, Giovanni Giusto, Tuhin Pandey

production company

White Silhouette Productions, 010 Films, Julie Weber

executive producer

Kamran Sardar Khan

1st AD

Sheida Sheikha

cinematography by

Ajay Kulkarni

art direction by

Prarthana Gupta

costumes by

Arina Taylasheva

make up by

Tereza Huskova

editing by

Eshaan Rajadhyaksha

sound design by

Petar Mrdjen

original music by

Jan Drábek

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Eshaan's bio

Eshaan (15/06/1993) is an Indian writer, director, editor and sound recordist based in Prague. Being a graduate from the reputed Prague Film School, he has been a part of various award winning short films. Before coming to Prague, he worked in India on various commercials as a 2nd Assistant Director, Director's Assistant and editor.