Rahi Anil Barve

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Rahi Anil Barve
Born (1979-06-04) 4 June 1979 (age 42)
🏡 ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
🏳️ NationalityIndian
💼 Occupation
👴 👵 Parent(s)Anil Barve, Prerna Barve

Rahi Anil Barve (Born 4 June 1979), also known as Rahi Barve, is an Indian Author, Director and Screenwriter and Visual Effects Artist.[1] He is known for his short-film Manjha [2] , and his mainstream debut feature film Tumbbad, released in October 2018.[3]

Early life[edit]

Born to writer Anil Barve and Prerna Barve, a banker, Rahi had an early interest in films and storytelling. Visual effects was among the early tools he handled while pursuing other passions- writing and scripting.


Rahi began working on his first short-film, Manjha in 2008. The revenge drama revolves around a slum-dweller boy, his minor sister and a paedophile police constable. Made on a limited budget,[4] the film was appreciated for its aesthetics, writing and execution.[5] Manjha was picked by Filmmaker Danny Boyle as a bonus feature on the blu-ray edition of his film Slumdog Millionnaire, amplifying Manjha's reach and acclaim.[6] Rahi won the Best Film Award at the Mumbai International Film Festival in 2008 for Manjha.[7]

Subsequently, in 2009, Barve began work on his period horror, Tumbbad[8] that remained in development hell for nine years including a production wrap in 2015. Tumbbad premiered in the critics' week section of the 75th Venice International Film Festival, becoming the first Indian film to be screened there. It was also screened at the 2018 Fantastic Fest, Sitges Film Festival, the Screamfest Horror Film Festival, the El Gouna Film Festival, 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala, Morbido Film Fest and Brooklyn Horror Film Festival. It was released on 12 October 2018 to mostly positive reviews with critics praising the visuals. Made on a production budget of ₹5 crore, the film grossed a total of ₹13.57 crore at the box office, making it a profitable venture. Tumbbad evoked widespread curiosity upon positive mentions by acclaimed filmmakers like Rajkumar Hirani.[9]. Rahi along with Adesh Prasad and Anand Gandhi won the Asia Focus Award at Sitges Film Festival for Tumbbad.[10] Reportedly, Rahi is working on two new projects, namely Rakht Brahmand and Maisaba.[11]


  1. "Touching Indifference". 2014-12-24.
  2. "Indian Short Film Manjha in Slumdog Blue-ray Disc". IMDb.
  3. "Sohum Shah's Tumbbad gets a release date, Here's all you need to know". 4 July 2018.
  4. Raphael, Amy (2 April 2013). Danny Boyle: Authorised Edition. Faber & Faber. ISBN 9780571301874 – via Google Books. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  5. O'Neill, Phelim (22 May 2009). "DVD review: Slumdog Millionaire". The Guardian.
  6. "Danny Boyle has chosen short film Manjha to be a part of Sm Blu-ray disc". IMDb.
  7. "Rahi Anil Barve • Director".
  8. "Sohum Shah, director Rahi Anil Barve and Adesh Prasad narrate the journey of 'Tumbbad' - Times of India".
  9. "Rajkumar Hirani on Sohum Shah's Tumbad : Haven't seen a more visually stunning film in a long time". 22 May 2018.
  10. "Tumbbad's Pankaj Kumar wins Best Cinematography award at Sitges festival".
  11. "I would like to make films on our Marathi literature: Rahi Anil Barve". 2018-10-13.

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