Mr. Chutki (Mr. Shortcut)

Director: Ajoy Kumar Chakravarty
/1989/Colour/12mins

Synopsis:

Lazy Bahadur seeks shortcuts to learning and fame. At a distant monastery he becomes disciple to a guru on the condition that he would endure hardships. After a month he gets tired and is ready to leave when he sees supernatural feats being performed in the monastery. After a lot of insistence, the guru agrees to teach him on the condition that he never using them for personal gains. Bahadur disregards his guru’s advice and tries to showoff only to discover that it does not work. He goes back to the guru who teaches him that there is no shortcut to success

 

Director’s Biography: Ajoy Kumar Chakravarty
A Fine Arts graduate from Vishwa Bharati University, Ajay Kumar Chakravorty began work as a visualiser in Bombay and also founded the Anandam Films Society. Later, a 1949 Czechoslovakian puppet film triggered his ambition to learn animation. In 1961 he made India’s first animated puppet film – ‘Nanche Munhe Sitare’ and won a National Award for the same. He won two other National Awards for his 1974 film ‘Alibaba’ and his 1982 film ‘Raju and Tinku’. Chakravarty has made around nine animated films based on fairy tales, mythological themes and historical subjects

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