Birthday

Director: Phani Mazumdar
Hindi/1965/46mins

Synopsis:

Minoo, a child from a rich family, becomes friends with Madhu who she first sees eating leftovers. Minoo teaches Madhu what she learns at school while with the help of Madhu, Minoo sows seeds in a garden. On Minoo’s birthday, her rich friends bring her expensive gifts. But the most precious gift for her is what Madhu presents – a bunch of corn grown by her in the garden.

 

Director’s Biography: Phani Mazumdar
Phani Mazumdar’s six decades long career in cimema began in 1931 with Barua Studios, Calcutta. He wrote the scripts of ‘Abhigyan’ and ‘Abhagin’, assisting Prafulla Roy in directing them. He then directed the celebrated ‘Street Singer’ and ‘Sathi’, while also scripting and directing ‘Kapal Kundala’ and ‘Doctor’. He went to Singapore to work for the Shaw Brothers and in two years wrote and directed eleven feature film in Malay, Chinese and English. Returning to India in 1959 he directed the highly successful films ‘Aarti’ and ‘Oonche Log’. He has made a number of documentaries, children’s film and TV serials as well.

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