Eeb Allay Ooo!

Anjani lives with his heavily pregnant sister and her husband in a shack in New Delhi. He is one of the countless migrants moving to India’s expanding cities. His brother-in-law has arranged a job for him as a professional monkey repeller. Ever since the keeping of langur monkeys – the natural enemies of rhesus monkeys – has been prohibited, humans have taken on the tricky job of preventing the cheeky rhesus monkeys from invading government buildings, as well as protecting tourists. This is complicated by the fact that many Indians worship the monkeys as incarnations of the god Hanuman and reverently feed them, which only serves to make the animals even bolder. Anjani is afraid of the monkeys. On one particular feast day, the situation escalates and he resorts to unusual measures.
Combining documentary-like sensitivity and a keen sense of Indian humour, director Vats creates a farce about the harsh life of an underdog in a modern megalopolis that subtly reflects contemporary society.
by Prateek Vats
with Shardul Bhardwaj, Shashi Bhushan, Mahender Nath, Naina Sareen, Nutan Sinha, Nitin Goel
India 2019 Hindi 97’ Colour


  • Shardul Bhardwaj (Anjani)
  • Shashi Bhushan (Shashi)
  • Mahender Nath (Mahender)
  • Naina Sareen (Kumud)
  • Nutan Sinha (Shashi)
  • Nitin Goel (Narayan)


Director Prateek Vats
Screenplay Shubham
Cinematography Saumyananda Sahi
Editing Tanushree Das
Music Anshul Takkar
Sound Design Bigyna Bhushan Dahal
Sound Bigyna Bhushan Dahal
Production Design Shubham, Abhishek Bhardwaj
Costumes Niharika Sharma
Make-Up Shubham
Casting Abhishek Bhardwaj
Production Manager Neel Mani Kant
Producer Shwetaabh Singh
Co-Producer Prateek Vats

Produced by

NaMa Productions

Prateek Vats

Born in Ranchi, India in 1984, he grew up in Delhi. After graduating from the University of Delhi, he completed a master’s in film directing at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). His first feature-length documentary, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, won the Special Jury Award at the 2018 National Film Awards in India. As well as making his own films and teaching, he is involved in the Ektara and Phase I film collectives. Eeb Allay Ooo! is his debut feature film.


2015 Re- Tracing Freedom: Goa Chapter; short documentary 2017 A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings; documentary 2019 Eeb Allay Ooo!; Panorama

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020