Adventure Of Sugar Doll
Director: Kantilal Rathod
Hindi/1964/B&W/14mins (Also available in: English)
A sweetmeat seller loves to pamper children with sweets, but is saddened by his wife’s grief at not having any children of their own. One day he makes a little sugar boy and gives it to his wife who prays for it to come alive. In the night, her wish is granted. But the impish doll runs away to see the world and encounters many troubles. In the end he realizes the love of the couple where he was made. But would he be able to return to them in a perilous world? Made in 1964, Adventure
Director’s Biography: Kantilal Rathod
A well-known painter also trained in film animation in Calcutta and in Chicago, Kantilal Rathod was in charge of the cartoon unit of the Baptista-Vijayakar production unit, Hunnar Films. Later, Rathod branched out forming his own company Akbar Films and made many art and industrial films. With his first award winning feature film “Kanku” (1970), Rathod set a new trend. The film presented an objective account of a lower-middle class women’s monotonous and stultified existence. His second feature. ‘Ramnagari’ followed some years later. He has directed many features, documentaries and short films. He died in 1988.