26th September, 2002
SYNOPSIS Indian Panorama (Feature Film)


INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA 2002,


Stirring of Nostalgia

Magunira Shagada

(Maguniís bullock cart)

This film is based on story by Pt. Godavarish Mahapatra which speaks of the importance of cultural traditions and about not forgetting oneís roots.

A bullock cart rolled along the road. A full moon shone overhead. Sitting at the back of cart the villagers talked and sand happily. A journey was in progress. For Maguni, the driver of the cart it was the journey of life. As he stirred the bullock cart along the road, he felt at peace with Ďhis nature, his people his home".

But like the silky moon, which gives way to the bright sun, time eroded Maguniís life. His bullock cart found itself out of fashion with the advent of more efficient and faster bus service. All of a sudden everybody prefers bus to Maguniís bullock cart. Trapped between necessity and freedom of spirit, Maguni chooses the latter at great cost. However, neither time nor the taunts of the villager break his spirit.

Alone and hurt, Maguni continues his journey.

Director

Praful Mohanty has been associated with Doordarshan for 23 years as Producer Assit. Station Director and has produced many serials and teleserials. Presently he is busy in directing two feature films Ė Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein (Hindi) and Davdasi (Hindi & English) an Indo-Canadian joint venture which are under production.

 
 
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