Ekta (Unity)

Director: Kedar Sharma
Hindi/1959/B&W/34mins (Also available in: Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, Assamese, Oriya, Malayalam, Kannada, English, Punjabi, Bengali, Kashmiri)

Synopsis:

India is a vast and diverse country where people of many religions, sects, cultures and identity live. The country can thrive only when there is unity in this diversity. Using examples of the past where our mutual animosities made it possible for outsiders to invade and dominate the country, Ekta emphasises the importance of national unity in the eyes of children.

 

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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