Bachchon Se Baatein

Director: Kedar Sharma
Hindi/1957/Colour/5mins

Synopsis:

Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, had a deep affection for kids who affectionately called him Chacha (Uncle) Nehru. It was on his behest that Childrens’ Film Society, India (CFSI) was started in 1955. In this short film he tells kids that the needs of children are special and hence a special body is needed to create films for them. This little film serves as an everlasting reminder of Nehru’s love for children and how that has directly and indirectly touched millions of children over the decades though CFSI.

 

Director’s Biography: Kedar Sharma
Director, producer, writer and lyricist Kedar Sharma was an early doyen of Hindi cinema. He slogged in Calcutta as a still cinema photographer, set painter and bit-part actor before writing the dialogues and lyrics for the Hindi adaptation of ‘Devdas’. He then directed the smash hits ‘Chitralekha’, ‘Neel Kamal’, ‘Bawre Nain’ and ‘Jogan’ and is credited for starting the careers of some of Hindi cinema’s great actors like Geeta Bali, Madhubala and Raj Kapoor. At the request of Jawaharlal Nehru, he joined CFSI and made many feature, short and documentary films.

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