The Friend

The Friend

129 mins | Comedy, Science Fiction, Family | Jan. 1, 1985

While looking for his lost dog, Babula finds a strange looking creature who is actually an alien from outer space. He brings the creature home and hides him in his room. Babula takes care of him and the two develop a loving bond. However, when his parents discover the alien, they try to kill him thinking it could harm their child. Babula is deeply upset by this reaction and tells his friend to escape the violence of his world and go back to his own planet. The film contrasts the suspicious nature of adults versus the trusting perspective of children, hinting that be it in this world or another, the most important emotion is compassion.

The Friend

129 mins | Comedy, Science Fiction, Family | Jan. 1, 1985

The Friend
While looking for his lost dog, Babula finds a strange looking creature who is actually an alien from outer space. He brings the creature home and hides him in his room. Babula takes care of him and the two develop a loving bond. However, when his parents discover the alien, they try to kill him thinking it could harm their child. Babula is deeply upset by this reaction and tells his friend to escape the violence of his world and go back to his own planet. The film contrasts the suspicious nature of adults versus the trusting perspective of children, hinting that be it in this world or another, the most important emotion is compassion.
Producers Children's Film Society of India
Original title Babula
Directors Sadhu Meher
Writers