He is a filmmaker who focuses on realistic themes, a poet who uses words to express himself, a director of superhit films. Yes! we are talking about the one and only Nagraj Manjule. The two-time National award winner and an International award winner, and the maker of the highest-grossing Marathi film of all time. Nagraj has always been known for making movies that are based on his own experiences.
He is of the belief that viewers watch a movie basis their experience with the topic. Highlighting the greatness of the man who dons many hats, Zee Talkies curates a special ‘Nagraj cha Pitara’ short-film festival. Set to air on Sunday, 19th July 2020, the short films will air twice at 12 noon followed by a repeat at 7 pm only on Zee Talkies.
Recipient of the National Award for the Best Director in Non-feature films, Nagraj’s Pavsacha Nibandh is the first movie in the line-up. The movie narrates the story of a family who must deal with the non-stop incessant rains in their area which ends up causing a lot of problems. Among this gloominess, the story focuses on a school going boy, whose only intention is to complete his homework in time for class the next day. This is followed by the short film Bibtya which was selected by the Cannes Film Festival.
Highlighting the safety in the villages, the short film is based in a village that has been attacked by a leopard. They are forced to stay indoors so that they can hold on to their lives and not get attached. However, in this chaos, a girl goes missing and the entire village decides to look for her and attempt to catch the leopard. Winner of the Best Educational Film at the 63rd National Film Awards, Paywat – The Road Less Travelled is the last movie in the line-up. The movie narrates the story of a young girl from a village. The movie got its name from the real-life incident where the makers had to walk and create a pathway for themselves daily for 14km as they went to school.
Zee Talkies has a perfect Sunday plan for its viewers. So don’t miss out on these outstanding short films and tune in to Zee Talkies on 19th July!!