Mahakapi

Director: Rani Day Burra
Hindi/1996/Colour/20mins

Synopsis:

A great monkey king once ruled over his tribe under the foothills of the Himalayas. Once the life of his fellow monkeys is threatened by a human king. The monkey king manages to save his tribe, at the cost of his own life. Based on an ancient tale from the Jatak Katha, Mahakapi underlines the importance of sacrifice and nobility in life.

 

Director’s Biography: Rani Day Burra
Trained as a scripwritter at FTII, Pune, Rani Day Burra has had a hectic career as a film journalist, screen writer and director. Early on she edited various Indian periodicals including ‘Cinema Vision, India’ and ‘Cinema in India’ and many festival publications. She was part of the team that wrote the script for the feature-length animation film ‘Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama’. She has also written the script for films like ‘Hangama Bombay Ishtyle’, ‘Rakhee’ and ‘Mausi’

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