ABHAY (The Fearless)
Director: Annu Kapoor
Hindi/1995/Colour/131mins (Also available in: Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi-EST)
The Nayaks disregard rumours that the house they have moved into is haunted by the ghost of its former owner Rana. Their three children take delight in these ghost stories and desire to meet the ghost. Meanwhile Rana and his fellow ghost, unhappy with this intrusion, plot to scare the new owners. As the living pit their wits against the ghosts, secrets tumble that will not just shed more light on the ghosts’ pasts, but also show that children are not meek creatures to be cowed down by the fear of the unknown. Directed by famous TV host and actor Annu Kapoor, Abhay stars many known Bollywood faces including Nana Patekar, Benjamin Gelani and Moonmoon Sen and has music by Vishal Bharadwaj.
Director’s Biography: Annu Kapoor
Annu Kapoor is one of India’s most recognized television host and actor. He has acted in many popular Indian films and has been a presenter of many popular television programs, most notably ‘Antaksari’. He made his directorial debut with Abhay and has used his influence in Bollywood to have many popular Indian stars act in the film
Best Children’s Film – Swarna Kamal Award – 42nd National Film Festival – India – 1994
Best Director – V. Shantaram Award – 42nd National Film Festival – India – 1994