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Synopsis:

The Republic day of India, 26th January, is celebrated with pomp and gaiety every year in the national capital of India. On display is the prowess and development the country has made as also the nation’s multicultural identity. The film gives a glimpse of the gala annual show held in the national capital with great fanfare.

 

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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Asit Muni predicts a nomadic life for prince Siddhartha of Kapilavastu. Fearing the prediction, the prince’s parents impose restriction on his movements. Once, surveying the boundary of his kingdom, the prince sees an old man, a sick man and finally a dying man for the first time in his life. The bewildered prince becomes contemplative and one night leaves his riches and comforts in search of truth. The prince would later become the great Gautam Buddha.

 

Director’s Biography: Kewaldas Bansod
Kewaldas Bansod has a degree in Fine Art from Bombay. He remained associated with the Animation Department of Films Division for Twenty-three years. While helping others make their films, he also directed and animated his own films. These include ‘Weave Me Some Flowers’, ‘Karuna Ki Vijay’ (National Award Winner) and ‘Chious’ (Award-winner at 14th International Film Festival, 1969, West Germany).

Synopsis:

A little bird wants a head massage, but is refused by the barber. The angry bird vows to accomplish its task and goes to higher authorities. However, the little bird soon realizes what a big task, her small task really is. This folk tale from Bengal portrays the common man’s struggle in a discriminating society.

 

Director’s Biography: Gautam Benegal
Writer, director and animator Gautam Benegal showed aptitude for graphic arts from an early age with his illustrations appearing in some major magazines and newspapers early on. He animated a pre-school TV series for University Grants Commission and a film for the National School of Design, Ahmedabad. Benegal worked with renowned animator Ram Mohan for two years. He has made many animation films and won the National Award for Best Animation Film of the year 2008 for ‘Prince And The Crown Of Stones’. He has also written a book, ’17 Bondel Road’

Synopsis:

A crafty minister uses flattery to deceive his king and bring rewards upon himself. He even tricks the king into getting rid of three loyal men. However, the wicked minister’s luck runs out and he is finally caught in a trap he has been making for others. When this happens, even heaven cannot help him.

 

Director’s Biography: Ajoy Kumar Chakravarty
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.

Synopsis:

A cunning fox convinces a tiger to frighten a farmer and capture his two bullocks for their meal. The two tie their tails together as a mark of trust. The farmer, who overhears this plan, tells his wife. The cunning wife goes in disguise and tells the fox that she is looking for a tiger to cook in her next meal. The foolish and cowardly tiger gets scared and runs for his life, dragging the fox with him. Based on a popular folk tale, the message of the film is clear – never befriend a coward.

 

Director’s Biography: Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha studied film editing at FTII and began as a documentary filmmaker with many award winning films to his name including ‘Pas de Deux’, ‘May I Think, Sir’ and the National Award winner ‘Faces After The Storm’. He began his fiction film career with the cult hit ‘Hip Hip Hurray’ and followed it up with ‘Damul’ that won a National Award for Best Film. Over the years he has made over 25 documentaries, two TV films, three TV series and 9 films that include ‘Mrityudand’, ‘Gangaajal’, ‘Apaharan’ and ‘Raajneeti’.

Synopsis:

Raju is an orphan boy. Every day he begins work early morning – distributing milk and newspaper and cleaning cars. Later in the day he works at a bakery. He is lonely at home and draws pictures on his wall. One day a mouse he has drawn comes to life and the two become friends. They play and work together. One day Raju draws a cat? In the evening when he returns home, the mouse is missing. Has the cat eaten the mouse?

 

Director’s Biography: Ajoy Kumar Chakravarty
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.

Synopsis:

A colonel living with a snappy wife, irresponsible son, naughty nephew, a no good cook and an old dog is targeted by Teji – the crow. Teji picks good food made for the family, who retaliates but to no avail. Once, the colonel’s son shoots dead a crow. The crow community declares war on the family who are forced to move out. Initially happy at this victory, Teji soon misses the family and sets out in their search.

 

Director’s Biography: Ashit Ranjan Sen
After specializing in design and graphics, A.R.Sen took advanced training in Animation in Czechoslovakia and the National Film Board of Canada. Starting his career in advertising, Sen quickly switched to film animation. He worked with Film Division for twelve years, where as Chief Animator he trained several talented artists, while also scripting, directing and animating his own award winning films. In 1974, Sen joined FTII, Pune heading its Design Department. A prolific painter, he has also held shows of his paintings in different parts of India.

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A Little boy determines to be good and kind to animals. Five musical puppets entertain the young boy as a reward for his sensitive nature and compassion.

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Chidiyarani has just laid eggs. The strong and evil sea, steals her eggs. Brave and smart Chidiyarani is not one to give up without a fight. She uses her smartness to outwit the sea and recover her eggs. This short animation film aims to impart the important lesson that determination and courage can accomplish the most impossible of tasks.

 

Synopsis:

Luv and Kush were the twin sons of the mythological king Ram. They were known for their bravery and valour and belief in justice and fairness. This film depicts their adventures in the forest where they grew up and illustrates the importance of bravery and kindness in kids.

 

Director’s Biography: K A Abbas

Director, novelist, screenwriter, journalist and columnist Khwaja Ahmad Abbas was one of the most influential but underrated man of Indian cinema. An unparalleled screenwriter, he wrote ‘Neecha Nagar’ which in 1946 won the highest prize at the first ever Cannes Film Festival. He also wrote Raj Kapoor’s biggest hits – ‘Awaara’, ‘Shri 420’, ‘Mera Naam Joker’ and ‘Bobby’. A director par excellence, he made hits such as ‘Dharti Ke Lal’, ‘Pardesi’ and ‘Saat Hindustani’ and launched the careers of many popular actors, including Amitabh Bachchan. He died in 1987.

Synopsis:

Mohan lives with his old aunt in a forest. He is kind to her and helps her out without a care for his own well being. A fairy impressed by his simplicity and kindness rewards him with a visit to a fairy land and rich gifts.

 

Director’s Biography: Ajoy Kumar Chakravarty
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.

Synopsis:

Often, in our insecurity, we try to please all. The film tries to give this message to kids that in trying to please all, you end up pleasing no one.