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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]

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Directed bySantosh Sivan
Produced byChildren's Film Society, India
Written bySantosh Sivan Sanjay Chhel
StarringBenaf Dadachandji, Bulang Raja, Viju Khote, Mukesh Rishi, Tinnu Anand
Music byRanjit Barot
CinematographySantosh Sivan
Edited byKanika Myer, Bhara J.
Release date
7 February 1996
Running time
92 min




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 the 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 him. She sleeps, she drinks, she eats with him. 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, a gang of smugglers (led by Tinnu Anand), a police commissioner (Mukesh Rishi) and a colorful gang of street urchins.

Public ViewingEdit

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


  1. ^ Verma, Suparn (4 April 1997). "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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