Halo (1996 film)

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Directed by Santosh Sivan
Produced by Children's Film Society, India
Written by Santosh Sivan
Starring Benaf Dadachandji, Bulang Raja, Viju Khote, Mukesh Rishi, Tinnu Anand
Music by Ranjit Barot
Cinematography Santosh Sivan
Edited by Kanika Myer, Bhara J.
Release date
7 February 1996
Running time
92 min
Country India

Halo is a 1996 Indian film directed by Santosh Sivan. It tells the story of Sasha ( Benaf Dadachandji ) who is searching for her lost puppy in the streets of Mumbai and the variety of people that she meets.[1]



Halo revolves around a seven-year-old girl, Sasha (Benaf Dadachandji), who is in quest of her lost puppy. Having lost her mother in childhood, she yearns for mother’s love and always feels lonely even though, there is a doting father in Rajkumar Santoshi. During vacation, when all other kids are busy playing, she sits silently and doesn’t even eat properly. So, the gluttonous servant fabricates a story that a miracle will happen in form of a Halo. There comes a street dog and Sasha believes it to be the miracle, the God sent Halo. She adopts it and names it Halo. Now her life revolves around it. She sleeps, she drinks, she eats with it. Her father doesn’t object. One day Halo is lost. Sasha is terribly upset. The quest of her lost puppy takes her through the terrifying streets of Mumbai to the neurotic editor of a newspaper, for smuggling, a police commissioner (Mukesh Rishi) and a colorful gang of street urchins.

Public Viewing[edit]

The movie was first relayed on Children's Day in 1996 on Doordarshan.


  1. ^ Verma, Suparn (1997-04-04). "I want to make films only I can make". Rediff On The Net. 
  2. ^ Gulzar, Govind; Saiba Nihalani (2003). "Biography: Sivan, Santosh". Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. Encyclopædia Britannica (India). p. 633. ISBN 81-7991-066-0. 

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