Veer Purush (A Brave Youth)
Director: Phani Mazumdar
Based on a popular poem by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, Veer Purush is the story of a young boy Khoka. In reality he is weak but he dreams of bravely rescuing his mother from a gang of dacoits. In the end though Khokha laments about his fantasy never coming true, even as other ‘such useless things happen all the time’.
Director’s Biography: Phani Mazumdar
Phani Mazumdar’s six decades long career in cimema began in 1931 with Barua Studios, Calcutta. He wrote the scripts of ‘Abhigyan’ and ‘Abhagin’, assisting Prafulla Roy in directing them. He then directed the celebrated ‘Street Singer’ and ‘Sathi’, while also scripting and directing ‘Kapal Kundala’ and ‘Doctor’. He went to Singapore to work for the Shaw Brothers and in two years wrote and directed eleven feature film in Malay, Chinese and English. Returning to India in 1959 he directed the highly successful films ‘Aarti’ and ‘Oonche Log’. He has made a number of documentaries, children’s film and TV serials as well.