Chetak

Director: V G Samant
Hindi/1933/Colour/16mins (Also available in: Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Assamese, Oriya, Marathi, Bengali, Kashmiri, English, Gujarati )

Synopsis:

The great Rajput king of Mewar kingdom, Maharana Pratap had a horse named Chetak. Chetak was loyal and as brave as his master. His exploits in the battlefield made him legendary. This short animation film chronicles his life with an aim to inspire the same bravery and loyalty in children

 

Director’s Biography: V G Samant
After acquiring a diploma in drawing and painting in 1957, V G Samant joined the Cartoon Film Unit of the Films Division in 1959 and graduated to become its first Chief Animator. Several of his films including ‘Law of Nature’, ‘Precious Water’ and ‘Race with Death’ have won national and international awards with the ‘Tree of Life’ being his most celebrated film. An ardent educationalist, he loves conducting animation workshops for children and specialist with equal zeal

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