Director, Writer, Co-producer
Documentary Canada 2009 (75 min – English, Telugu dialogue)
Acclaimed feature director Srinivas Krishna follows the riveting journey of a poor Indian family
after their son, whose facial deformity makes him resemble the elephant-headed god Ganesh,
becomes a media sensation.
GANESH, BOY WONDER captures the remarkable story of Krishna and Jayamma, a working
class Indian couple who prayed to the god Ganesh to bless them with a boy, never dreaming
that their son would actually look like his namesake, the elephant-headed deity. Years after
giving up all hope of finding medical help, an accidental meeting with a reporter’s brother leads
to a national television story on Ganesh’s facial deformity. The resulting media sensation draws
the interest of India’s rich and powerful, and a Canadian plastic surgeon, Dr. Sanjeev Kaila, who
changes their lives forever. Acclaimed feature filmmaker Srinivas Krishna (Masala, Lulu) makes
his documentary debut with this powerful and moving story about love, faith and hope.
Produced by Alfons Adetuyi.
Executive producers, Amos Adetuyi, Alfons Adetuyi.
Co-producers, Stephen J. Turnbull, Srinivas Krishna.
Production (India) Vipul Kulkarni
Camera (Technicolor, HD), Milan Podsedly, John Victor
Editor, Lisa di Michele
Music, Ravi Naimpally.
Directed and written by Srinivas Krishna.
Featuring Krishna Yadav, Jayamma Yadav, Ganesh Yadav, Sneha Yadav, Sweetie Yadav,
Sanjeev Kaila, Rambabu Manepalli.
Official Selection Hot Docs, Toronto, 2009
Official Selection – Montreal World Film Festival 2009
Official Selection – River to River Indian Film Festival 2009
Official Selection – Global Visions Film Festival 2009
Nominated for a Golden Sheaf at Yorkton Film Festival 2010
Best Documentary Film, New York Indian Film Festival 2010
Honorable Mention, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, 2011
Canadian National Prime Time Broadcast OMNI Networks, Nov. 2010
Discovery Channel India, April 2011
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