Krish, Trish and Baltiboy – the three lovable minstrels take you on a wonderful journey into the world of Indian folktales and folk music. The rich cultural heritage of Karnataka, Bihar and Bengal unfolds right in front of your eyes as you enjoy their antics that lighten up the screen through the wonderful animation.
The classic story of the monkey and the crocodile is great fun when shown using the beautiful leather puppets of Karnataka. After spending many warm afternoons eating jamuns with his friend the monkey, Mr. Crocodile takes some home for his wife. The greedy Mrs. Crocodile, mighty impressed with the sweet and juicy jamuns, dreams of eating the monkey who has been feeding on them all along. What happens next? See it for yourself….
We then move on to colourful Bihar and meet the two village monkeys who set out for the city in search of a better life. Their experience is presented in the exotic Madhubani style of paintings. Their humorous bickering is sure to keep you in splits as you watch them get a taste of the city and its ways.
The popular folk story of the lazy barber’s brilliant wit is beautifully presented in Patachitra – the traditional art of Bengal. When the lazy barber is pushed out of his house by his wife to go and make a living, he sets off into the forest. Enjoy this lovely story and see how a chance meeting with Brahmarakshasa changes his fortunes.
Director’s Biography: Munjal Shroff & Tilak Raj Shetty
Mr. Munjal Shroff
Munjal’s passion for the visual medium drew him to the field of animation and visual effects. He co-founded his animation studio, Graphiti in 1995 and his passion for creating original content and understanding of the business of kid’s entertainment has helped to establish his animation studio as a content powerhouse. He has forged partnerships with some of the biggest names in kids entertainment and has helped put India on the map for Original content. In his role as a producer he has developed and co-produced shows such as “J bole toh Jadoo” with Nickelodeon and is currently developing an animated feature with Turner.
A computer engineer by education Munjal’s passion for the visual medium drew him to the field of animation and visual effects. With more than 13 years of experience in directing and producing but also creating tools for achieving excellence in animation he has been instrumental in moulding Graphiti into one of the most formidable players in the Indian animation industry. Graphiti is today recognized for its creative flair and technical brilliance.
Before entering the filed of animation he setup the Lala Lajpatrai Computer Academy. He has also managed and setup the IT infrastructure and software solution for the family owned advertising film distribution company M. I. Shroff. The company provides its distribution expertise to major advertising agencies to plan and implement national advertising film campaigns based on census information, population demographics and sales distribution networks.
Mr. Tilak Shetty
A unique combination of technical and creative flair, Tilak graduated to the role of an Animation Director after co-authoring eight books on computer programming. Tilak has been instrumental in bringing Graphiti to the forefront of Indian Animation Industry. He has more than 18 years of experience in the animation industry and has seen the industry metamorph from 2D to 3D.
He has directed over 500 ad films and was the series director of “J Bole Toh Jadoo”, a live action cum CG children’s TV serial based on the famous alien character Jadoo from the megahit “Koi Mil Gaya”. The show is a co-production between Graphiti and Nickelodeon. Currently doing a feature with Turner International
He has received a number of awards for his various roles in animation production.