Jhumroo

Director: Parvati Menon
Hindi/1974/B&W/39mins

Synopsis:

A village trickster manages to fool Ramu the washerman. He takes Ramu’s donkey promising to turn him into a human being. After a few days when the washerman goes to the trickster’s house to meet his donkey turned human, he is fooled once again. This time however, it is the tricksters turn to face the music of his own doing.

 

Director’s Biography: Parvati Menon
After completing a degree in Law, Parvati Menon decided to make her career in films instead and became one of the first students at the newly instituted FTII in the 1960s. A prolific director, Parvati’s main concern in cinema has been children. She has taught, researched and written about cinema, while also writing, directing and producing many feature, documentary and short films. She has served as jury for many film festivals worldwide.

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