Ganga Bhavani (The Goddess of the River)
Director: T. Prakash
Hindi/1979/Colour/72mins (Also available in: Telugu, Marathi, Tamil)
Gopal and his friends may be small but they think big. After robbers steal jewels from many temples near a dam site, the kids decide to nab the culprits. When they see two strangers roaming about in a jeep, they spy on them. After another theft at a neighbouring village where the strangers are spotted, they team up with Ramu from the same village to unravel the mystery. But it is a task beset with dangers as the children pit their wits against dangerous thieves. Can the gang of kids rise up to the challenge?
Director’s Biography: T. Prakash Rao
A veteran film director who hails from Andhra Pradesh, T. Prakash Rao has been in the forefront of film activities in southern India. His prodigious output covers over eighty feature films made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. Rao has also served on several film bodies and has been lauded and awarded at many international film festivals. He has made two children’s films, ‘Ganga Bhavani’ and ‘Engalallum Mudyam’. He died in 1992.
2nd Best Children’s Film Award – Andhra Pradesh Award – India – 1980