Director: K A Abbas
Hindi/1960/B&W/21mins (Also available in: Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Assamese, Oriya, Marathi, Bengali, Kashmiri, English, Gujarati)
Hamid is a poor boy who lives with his old grandmother. He longs for things his rich friends easily afford. On the festive day of Eid Hamid is given little pocket money by his grandmother. He goes to the village fair and looks at things to buy. However he remembers how his grandmothers hand burn while cooking. He finally ends up buying a pair of tongs for her. Based on the famous short story Idgah by Munshi Premchand and directed by the legendary K A Abbas, Eid Mubarak is a touching short film that reminds kids of the values of love and sacrifice – the very essence of the festival of Eid.
Director’s Biography: K A Abbas
Director, novelist, screenwriter, journalist and columnist Khwaja Ahmad Abbas was one of the most influential but underrated man of Indian cinema. An unparalleled screenwriter, he wrote ‘Neecha Nagar’ which in 1946 won the highest prize at the first ever Cannes Film Festival. He also wrote Raj Kapoor’s biggest hits – ‘Awaara’, ‘Shri 420’, ‘Mera Naam Joker’ and ‘Bobby’. A director par excellence, he made hits such as ‘Dharti Ke Lal’, ‘Pardesi’ and ‘Saat Hindustani’ and launched the careers of many popular actors, including Amitabh Bachchan. He died in 1987.