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Based on a popular poem by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, Veer Purush is the story of a young boy Khoka. In reality he is weak but he dreams of bravely rescuing his mother from a gang of dacoits. In the end though Khokha laments about his fantasy never coming true, even as other ‘such useless things happen all the time’.

 

Director’s Biography: Phani Mazumdar
Phani Mazumdar’s six decades long career in cimema began in 1931 with Barua Studios, Calcutta. He wrote the scripts of ‘Abhigyan’ and ‘Abhagin’, assisting Prafulla Roy in directing them. He then directed the celebrated ‘Street Singer’ and ‘Sathi’, while also scripting and directing ‘Kapal Kundala’ and ‘Doctor’. He went to Singapore to work for the Shaw Brothers and in two years wrote and directed eleven feature film in Malay, Chinese and English. Returning to India in 1959 he directed the highly successful films ‘Aarti’ and ‘Oonche Log’. He has made a number of documentaries, children’s film and TV serials as well.

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A greedy man waiting to sell his elephant to the king, is alarmed at Bholu’s expert assessment of his elephant. He bribes him with a bagful of money. Once the elephant is sold, he sends his servant after Bholu. The servant follows Bholu and watches him bury the money under a tree. He digs out the money but discards the bag when a lion approaches. The bag of money travels from an owl, to a monkey, to a band of thieves to a policeman who since his wife will not have any ill-gotten money, hides it under the same tree only to reach its rightful owner, Bholu in the morning.

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This is a story about mischevious and lovable children.

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This story by Ramkrishna Paramahans illustrates the power of faith and shows how it can lead a man to glimpse the supreme divine power.

 

Director’s Biography: Phani Mazumdar
Phani Mazumdar’s six decades long career in cimema began in 1931 with Barua Studios, Calcutta. He wrote the scripts of ‘Abhigyan’ and ‘Abhagin’, assisting Prafulla Roy in directing them. He then directed the celebrated ‘Street Singer’ and ‘Sathi’, while also scripting and directing ‘Kapal Kundala’ and ‘Doctor’. He went to Singapore to work for the Shaw Brothers and in two years wrote and directed eleven feature film in Malay, Chinese and English. Returning to India in 1959 he directed the highly successful films ‘Aarti’ and ‘Oonche Log’. He has made a number of documentaries, children’s film and TV serials as well.

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True to his name, Pandit Bholanath is a simpleton. Once travelling through a forest a tiger and a fox ask him to release them from their cage. Once released, the fox is grateful but the hungry tiger threatens to devour the priest. Taking pity on his plight, the clever fox intervenes. But can he outfox the strong tiger and save the priest?

 

Director’s Biography: Parvati Menon
After completing a degree in Law, Parvati Menon decided to make her career in films instead and became one of the first students at the newly instituted FTII in the 1960s. A prolific director, Parvati’s main concern in cinema has been children. She has taught, researched and written about cinema, while also writing, directing and producing many feature, documentary and short films. She has served as jury for many film festivals worldwide.

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Taru is the story of the relationship between man and tree. Their lifelong relationship is such that man takes whatever he want from the tree and the tree joyfully gives. Through a lively and touching narrative, the film conveys man’s exploitation of nature and its grim consequences – avoidable only if the environment is treated with care and concern.

 

Director’s Biography: Ram Mohan
One of the leading lights of Indian animation, Ram Mohan joined the Cartoon Unit at Films Division, Bombay at a very young age. He trained under Claire H Weeks of Walt Disney Studios in 1956-1959. Between 1960 and 1967 he scripted, designed and animated many Films Division animation films, winning awards at home and abroad. In 1968 he headed Prasad Production’s animation division and in 1972, he established Ram Mohan Biographics. He made and was part of many landmark animation films including ‘Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama’ an Indo-Japan co-production. He has also trained many generations of Indian animators.

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A story from the Panchatantra illustrates how alertness can prevent danger.

 

Director’s Biography: Rajendra Sharma
Rajendra Sharma graduated in law and went to Calcutta to work in films. Working first as assistant director, he later secured a job as production controller in Ranjit Studios. He went on to make many films. He then joined CFSI and on their behalf wrote, produced and directed several films.

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After a big tuna fish gulps up a school of little Swimmy’s friends, the small back fish journeys through the ocean and sees many marvelous creatures. After meeting with a school of frightened fish, Swimmy uses his creativity to show them how to swim together as a group and outsmart the big fish. This classic of animation was created by the noted Italian designer and children’s book writer Leo Leonni.

 

Director’s Biography: Leo Leonni
Internationally known illustrator, designer and graphic artist Leo Leonni was born in Holland and studied in Italy until he settled in the USA IN 1939. His books, with their gentle poetic stories and visual beauty, have won wide praise from young and old alike, and gathered innumerable awards and honors. He has been President of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the head of the design department of the Parson’s School of Design, and for many years the art director of Fortune magazine.

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A rooster, a starling and a cat are best friends who live together in a jungle. A fox living in the same jungle sees the rooster and attempts to capture it. The other two friends come to his rescue and though small, the three friends manage to outwit the strong and cunning fox. The film tries to impress upon the message that in unity lies strength.

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Pahadon Ki Pukar (The Call Of The Mountains): The great and picturesque Kanchenjunga range is home to a lot of mountaineering expeditions from enthusiasts to experts. This film shows children how mountaineering equipments are used in expeditions.

 

Director’s Biography: Rajendra Sharma
Rajendra Sharma graduated in law and went to Calcutta to work in films. Working first as assistant director, he later secured a job as production controller in Ranjit Studios. He went on to make many films. He then joined CFSI and on their behalf wrote, produced and directed several films.

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Time encompasses and gives a sense of measure to all human activity. The film illustrates the miraculous movement of time, tracing its evolution from the Stone Ages to the time when man became a settler.

 

Director’s Biography: Ajay Kumar Chakravorty
A Fine Arts graduate from Vishwa Bharati University, Ajay Kumar Chakravorty began work as a visualiser in Bombay and also founded the Anandam Films Society. Later, a 1949 Czechoslovakian puppet film triggered his ambition to learn animation. In 1961 he made India’s first animated puppet film – ‘Nanche Munhe Sitare’ and won a National Award for the same. He won two other National Awards for his 1974 film ‘Alibaba’ and his 1982 film ‘Raju and Tinku’. Chakravarty has made around nine animated films based on fairy tales, mythological themes and historical subjects.

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What is law and what is justice. And why should people maintain their faith in justice. The film takes on these issues and depicts people’s faith in justice.

 

Director’s Biography: Rajendra Sharma
Rajendra Sharma graduated in law and went to Calcutta to work in films. Working first as assistant director, he later secured a job as production controller in Ranjit Studios. He went on to make many films. He then joined CFSI and on their behalf wrote, produced and directed several films.