Swarg Se Bachav (No Help From Above)
Director: Ajoy Kumar Chakravarty
Hindi/1976/Colour/15mins (Also available in: Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam)
A crafty minister uses flattery to deceive his king and bring rewards upon himself. He even tricks the king into getting rid of three loyal men. However, the wicked minister’s luck runs out and he is finally caught in a trap he has been making for others. When this happens, even heaven cannot help him.
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.