Tran Teniya Ane Chha Chabila (Three Kids, Six Robbers)
Director: Govind Saraiya
Gujarati/1983/Colour/103mins (Also available in: Marathi, Hindi)
In a Kutch village devastated by earthquake, Vikram, an orphaned kid, discovers the bust of King Vikramaditya. Having heard the stories of the ancient king’s exploits, Vikram is thrilled and hopes someday to be as brave and fair. An opportunity presents itself when a gang of six tries to steal the bust. Vikram resists the gang but is misunderstood and arrested for theft instead. What does fate hold in store for this brave kid and would he ever be able to live his dream of being like his role model?
Director’s Biography: Govind Saraiya
Govind Saraiya, has headed the prestigious Films Division for eleven years. As an UNESCO Fellow he worked in the UK, USA, France and Canada. Trained by Walt Disney, he made India’s first organized cartoon film and has since taught many cartoon filmmakers. He has directed six feature films, among them the renowned ‘Saraswatichandra’ and a range of educational and historical short films. Mr. Saraiya is also part of many policy making bodies and consultative film committees