Krish, Trish and Baltiboy –three lovable minstrels take you on a wonderful journey into the world of Indian folktales and folk music. After spending many warm afternoons eating jamuns with his friend, the monkey, Mr. Crocodile takes some home for his wife.
1)The greedy Mrs. Crocodile dreams of eating her husband’s friend, the monkey. In Bihar,
2)Ttwo village monkeys set out for the city in search of a better life.
3)The lazy barber’s brilliant wit is beautifully presented in Patachitra when the barber sets out to the forest to make a living.
Director Biography :
Munjal Shroff and Tilak Shetty founded an animation studio, Graphiti, in 1995. They have developed and produced shows such as J Bole Toh Jadoo with Nickelodeon and are currently developing an animated feature with Turner. Tilak Shetty became an Animation Director after co-authoring eight books on computer programming.
Script Deven Sansare
Camera Sashank Pawar
Editor Rajiv Panchal
Cast Voice Over – Baba Sehgal, Damdeep Sood, Smita Malhotra
Awards Audience Award, CMS International Children’s Film Festival, Lucknow 2010
Ganesh, Yashwant, Dilip, Ulhas and Birbal the monkey and Sikandar the dog are spending their summer vacation playing and roaming in their quiet coastal town. They get curious when a mysterious city exporter, Don, come to town. Don is actually a smuggler and when Ganesh’s innocent school master father gets unwittingly trapped in his web, the six friends have to pull up their detective hats and work together to unearth the mystery. But are the children capable of dealing with the cunning of an experienced, tricky smuggler and would they be able to save Ganesh’s father in this exciting children’s thriller?
Activist, writer and filmmaker Sridhar Rangayan studied in IIT, Bombay. He worked in different sectors before doing a film appreciation course at FTII. He then interned with Sai Paranjpye on the film ‘Papeeha’ and TV series ‘Hum Panchi Ek Chal Ke’ and with Dev Benegal on his film ‘English August’. He has been associated in the writing and direction of many TV series including Kalpana Lajmi’s ‘The Awakening’ for Doordarshan, ‘Rishtey’ and ‘Gubbare’ for Zee TV and ‘Kagaar’ for Sahara. ‘Yeh Hai Chakkad Bakkad Bumbe Bo’ was his first feature film. His other films include ‘Yours Emotionally’ and ’68 Pages’
Script Vijay Tendulkar
Camera Sudhir Palsane
Editor Jabeen Merchant
Cast Tom Alter, Ravindra Mankani, Mona Ambegaonkar
Awards Bronze Remi Award – 37th Worldfest Film festival, Houston – USA – 2004
Pappu and Juman are two dwarfs. Unable to take the humiliation at school they accept a circus job. Though they entertain everyone by their song and dance, they continue facing insults from the audience and the circus manager who treat them as oddities of nature. Disgusted at the crudeness of their lives and wallowing in self-pity, they run away. The circus manager sends the police after them. A hilarious chase ensues across land, sea and air with an absent-minded goofy policeman in tow. Pappu and Juman finally end up in a home for handicapped children where the plight of the disabled kids make them realize the fallacy of feeling sorry for themselves. The two finally decide to help these children in this tragic-comedy starring the legendary comedian Johnny Walker
Shivendra Sinha did a diploma in Dramatic Art from London University and graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Later he studied and trained for theatre in Berlin as well as for radio, TV and film in different parts of Europe. Coming back to India he acted in and directed many plays and films and served on different arts and cultural bodies. ‘Phir Bhi’ in 1972 is his most notable film and won the National Award besides many other awards
Script Shivendra Sinha
Camera Jalil Qureshi
Editor Bhagwat Deshpande
Cast Johny Walker, Tuntun, Nathoo and Vindo
Shaanu aka Shravani, and her schoolmate, Ganapai indulge in a number of escapades, like Shaanu challenging the boy to swim in the Godavari waters, stealing the jackfruit from their own garden, going away in the cycle and hurting themselves, etc.
This optimistic girl is a dreamer of sorts, taking her beliefs to the level of obsession, and especially when her predictions like declaring her aunt will deliver only a girl baby, come true; her optimism grows, and she becomes self confident.
One day, She watches with her school students playing kho-kho, and starts dreaming of becoming a kho kho player, though she is refused by the kho-kho team leader, even as her teacher comments about her lean and fragile body. Shaanu doesn’t give up hope and pesters the teacher and the team leader, and gets a chance to play. She starts excelling in the game. Meanwhile Ganapai, in a bid to show that he is not to be cowed down, donning the tiger-clothes, jumps into the river, as if answering the taunts of Shaanu, only to get hurt. She takes up the vow of his grand-ma, and collects flowers to perform a pooja to the village deity, and completes it deftly.
In the school the new coach recognizes this girls talent and selects her for the district level tournament. When she was about to leave for nearby town, Rajahmundry, the tournament, her mother is bed-ridden with malaria, and she tells her mother that she would rather look after her than go to the sports tournament. She finally goes with a vow that the moment she wins the trophy, her mother here would be completely cured of malaria. It is this belief which steers her towards the tournament. She even prays that God should look after her till she returns. With twists and turns in the final part of the story, the film is celebration of childhood. Whether she wins the trophy and her mother is cured is the crux of the film.
Picturised in Ainavilli, Amalapuram, Samanasa villages of rural AP, India, it brings out the rural life, their schools, and more importantly the playful moods of the leading kids, Shaanu and Ganapaai (played by Jahnavi and Satwick).
Mr. K N T Sastry is a renowned Indian film critic, turned film director, who has received a number of national and international awards for his various films, documentaries and books.
Associated with a number of English Magazines and English dailies in India, he has worked with Indian Express, Chennai; Hindustan Times, New Delhi, and was for some time Resident Editor of Vijayawada edition of Deccan Chronicle. He strayed first into documentary filmmaking and has made over 20 full length documentaries, besides number of ad films.
His first documentary “Surabhi” received National Award as Best Anthropological documentary. His first feature film later, “The rite .. a Passion” (Tiladaanam) has received worldwide acclaim, and won the New Currents Award at the Busan International Film Festival, South Korea, in 2002, apart from Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) as Best First feature film of a Director. It also won Best Debut Director Golden Nandi (Golden Bull) Award from the AP government, apart from an award for best makeup.
He has served as a FIPRESCI jury member in the International Film Festivals of Sochi (Russia), and Pusan (South Korea), Kerala; while in 2008 October, he was in Mannheim-Hiedelberg International Film Fetival (Germany) Jury. He was chosen to be on the Jury of Vladivostock International Film Festival.
He was chairman of Jury in 2008, for selection of films for IFFI, Goa, appointed by Government of India. He has been on the Indian Panaroma panel, nine times, and was Chairman of the National Awards Jury, 2004, for Best writing on Cinema. He was also chairman of Eastern Section of films for National award in 2012, and Chairman of Panorama selections, twice. He has served as jury member for the AP State Nandi Awards panel. He was also Chairman of Critics Jury, Childrens’ International Film Festival, Hyderabad in 1997,
Script / Screenplay K N T Sastry
Camera M.J. Radhakrishanan
Editor Sreekar Prasad
Cast Baby Jhanavi , Master Satwick, Shivajiraja, Madhavi , Shafi , Baby Sriya , Chaitra
On a remote island in the Andamans, a meteorite lets out powerful energy. The tribals living on the island have no idea of its power but a vicious gang plans to steal it. Mr. Talukdar and his 13 year old nephew Santhu, who befriends the tribals, discover the meteor and take it with them on a ship to Calcutta. The criminals secretly follow the two and it is an alert Santhu who detects their presence. It is up to him to not just warn his uncle but also help him foil the plans of the criminals to steal the meteor and harness its energy for evil.
Considered one of the most uncompromising filmmaker outside the orbit of the Parallel Cinema movement, Tapan Sinha was arguably one of India’s most creative directors. After beginning his film career as a sound engineer in Calcutta’s New Theatre, he worked at the Pinewood Studios in London for two years. Returning to India he turned to direction, making some of the country’s most memorable films including ‘Kabuliwala’, ‘Khudito Pashan’, ‘Atithi’ etc. A man who rooted for creativity and adapted different styles, Tapan Sinha made films in Bangla, Hindi and Oriya. He died in 2009.
Camera Vimal Mukherjee
Cast Arunava Adhikari , Sumit Bhanja