Scout Camp

Director: Kedar Sharma
Hindi/1958/B&W/88mins

Synopsis:

Two boys on a camping expedition are training to be boy scouts. They wander into a cave and stumble upon some notorious dacoits who have managed to evade the police. Putting their training as scouts to good use, the two kids act with courage and presence of mind, braving many dangers to outsmart the dacoits and have them arrested by the police. Directed by well known Hindi filmmaker Kedar Sharma, the film espouses the value of courage in children.

 

Director’s Biography: Kedar Sharma
Director, producer, writer and lyricist Kedar Sharma was an early doyen of Hindi cinema. He slogged in Calcutta as a still cinema photographer, set painter and bit-part actor before writing the dialogues and lyrics for the Hindi adaptation of ‘Devdas’. He then directed the smash hits ‘Chitralekha’, ‘Neel Kamal’, ‘Bawre Nain’ and ‘Jogan’ and is credited for starting the careers of some of Hindi cinema’s great actors like Geeta Bali, Madhubala and Raj Kapoor. At the request of Jawaharlal Nehru, he joined CFSI and made many feature, short and documentary films.

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