Had Anhad

Bounded Boundless
Journeys with Ram and Kabir

A film by Shabnam Virmani
Language: Hindi & Urdu with English Subtitles
Hindi Version Available

Hindi version available

In the Hindi version of this film, all featured songs have Hindi text subtitles, the filmmaker’s narration is in a Hindi voice and all English interviews are dubbed into Hindi. This version has been priced at a lower rate to make it accessible to small town and village audiences.

Duration: 103 min

Kabir was a 15th century mystic poet of north India who defied the boundaries between Hindu and Muslim. He had a Muslim name and upbringing, but his poetry repeatedly invokes the widely revered Hindu name for God – Ram. Who is Kabir’s Ram?

This film journeys through song and poem into the politics of religion, and finds a myriad answers on both sides of the hostile border between India and Pakistan.

1st Prize shared, One Billion Eyes Documentary Film Festival, Chennai, Aug 2008
Silver Trophy, Best Film Non-Fiction, Indian Documentary Producers’ Association Awards, 2009



  • 1st Prize (shared), One Billion Eyes Documentary Film Festival, Aug 2008 (Chennai)
  • Mahindra Indo-America Arts Council Film Festival, Nov 2009 (New York, USA)
  • World Performing Arts Festival, Nov 2008 (Lahore, Pakistan)
  • Bangalore International Film Festival, Jan 2009 (Bangalore, India)
  • Kala Ghoda Festival, Feb 2009 (Mumbai)
  • VIBGYOR International Film Festival, Feb 2009 (Thrissur, Kerala, India)
  • Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (as Juror’s work), Nov 2009
  • 3rd Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala, June 2010
  • Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Oct 2010
  • Telecast twice on NDTV-24/7television channel, India
  • Silver Trophy, Best Film: Non-Fiction, Indian Documentary Producers' Association Awards, 2009


  • Camera, Location Sound & Direction: Shabnam Virmani
  • Script & Editing: Shabnam Virmani & Rikhav Desai
  • Research & Concept: Shabnam Virmani & Tara Kini
  • Animation: Orijit Sen & M M Pradeep
  • Direction & Production Support: Rumah Rasaque & Smriti Chanchani
  • Songs sung by: Mahesha Ram, Prahlad Tipanya, Mukhtiyar Ali, Kaluram Bamaniya, Shafi Faqir & Fariduddin Ayaz
  • Music Recordings: P. M. Satheesh in Rajasthan & Malwa, G.M. Chand in Pakistan
  • Sound Mixing: Fireflys Post Sound, Mumbai
  • Advisors: Linda Hess, Ashok Vajpeyi, Tara Kini, Vidya Rao, Purushottam Aggrawal,
  • Financial Support: Ford Foundation, New Delhi
  • Produced by: Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore