Doongar Ro Bhed (The Secret Of The Mountain)
Director: Kantilal Rathod
Rajasthani/1985/Colour/118mins (Also available in: Hindi)
On a holiday in the mountain resort of Mount Abu, Brij and Ajit befriend Gauri and Kunder. The four kids have fun together amidst the scenic beauty of the hills when they stumble upon a gang involved in illegal smuggling of drugs and handicraft items. The kids put their holiday spirit aside, put on their thinking caps and inform the police of this plot. They discover clues that finally help the local police nab the notorious criminals and recover the booty.
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