Triyatri (The Three Travellers)
Director: Parvati Menon
Hindi/1990/Colour/125mins (Also available in: Malayalam , Tamil, Telugu, Kannada)
Bright students Ravi, Adi and Surya are angry when they find out that their high school marks are just below the cutoff mark to get an entrance to the college of their choice. Out of frustration, Ravi twangs his guitar during his grandfather’s classical music lesson. The old man, instead of getting angry at this behaviour, challenges the boys first to a musical contest and then to a cycle tour to Kanyakumari. These challenges test the young kid’s minds, characters and endurance.
Director’s Biography: Parvati Menon
After completing a degree in Law, Parvati Menon decided to make her career in films instead and became one of the first students at the newly instituted FTII in the 1960s. A prolific director, Parvati’s main concern in cinema has been children. She has taught, researched and written about cinema, while also writing, directing and producing many feature, documentary and short films. She has served as jury for many film festivals worldwide.