Sikandar

Director: Sai Paranjpye
Hindi/1976/B&W/88mins

Synopsis:

Four children find a little pup and fall in love with him. They take him home but the parents are opposed to the idea of keeping a pet. Unwilling to let go, the kids decide to look after the puppy in secret. This subterfuge lands them in a lot of trouble and funny situations emerge from them. Finally realizing that they cannot take care of the little one on their own, they reluctantly hand him over to a friend for its wellbeing. Sikandar is directed by well known Marathi playwright and filmmaker Sai Paranjapye.

 

Director’s Biography: Sai Paranjpye
Writer, director and playwright Sai Paranjpye is one of India’s most creative minds. Beginning as an announcer in radio, she has made serials, documentaries, written and directed films, written and directed theatre in Hindi, Marathi and English and also written many books. Her first feature film ‘Sparsh’ in 1980 won three Filmfare and one National Award. Her comedies ‘Chashme Badoor’ (1981) and ‘Katha’ (1982) are today considered classics of Indian comedy. In the 1970s she twice served as the Chairperson of CFSI and over the decades, has made four films for them including the award winning ‘Jadoo Ka Shankh’ and ‘Sikandar’.

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