Karamati Coat (The Miraculous Coat)

(The Miraculous Coat)

Director: Ajay Kartik
Hindi/1993/Colour/90mins (Also available in: Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu – English subtitle)


Raju is a poor rag picker. One day a magical stranger gifts him a red coat. Raju discovers that whenever he puts his hand in the coats pocket, a rupee appears. He and his friends have a good time with this endless supply of one rupee coins. A gang of three and his own brother-in-law discover the secret of the coat and try to steal it. Raju tries hard to protect both himself and his magical coat even as he realizes an important lesson that easy money comes with its own problems and cannot be enjoyed for long


Director’s Biography: Ajay Kartik
Following a three-year Diploma Course in Direction from the National School of Drama in Delhi, Ajay Kartik started scripting for popular TV serials such as ‘Ye Jo Hai Zindagi’. ‘Wagle Ki Duniya’ and ‘Sara Jahan Hamara’. Ajay is involved with theatre and has directed more than twenty plays in Hindi. He is also involved with children’s theatre and has conducted many theatre workshops while also writing and directing several musicals for children


20th International Children;s Film festival, Frankfurt, 1994