Raju And Tinku (A Boy And A Mouse)
Director: Ajoy Kumar Chakravarty
Hindi/1982/Colour/17mins (Also available in: Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, English)
Raju is an orphan boy. Every day he begins work early morning – distributing milk and newspaper and cleaning cars. Later in the day he works at a bakery. He is lonely at home and draws pictures on his wall. One day a mouse he has drawn comes to life and the two become friends. They play and work together. One day Raju draws a cat? In the evening when he returns home, the mouse is missing. Has the cat eaten the mouse?
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.