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ANOKHA MOTI (Hindi)
THE MAGIC PEARL (English)
latest children’s film ANOKHA
MOTI (THE MAGIC PEARL) subtitled in English running time
86 minutes produced
in the year 2000.
film for Children & Honest Adults Participated
in 22 International Film Festivals
Chakraborty, Nayab Aftab, Radhika Jajodia, Vishesh Marwaha,
Sheela Misra, Masood Akhtar,
Maya Bhattacharjee, Sahil Khan, Barun Chakraborty, Mrityu
Hajra, Sanjay Sharma, Sbhrat Chaudhury.
|Awards & Nominations
Moti has the privilege of being screened in more than 22
competitive & information sections of the following
Isfahan International Festival of Film and Video
for Children and Young Adults, Iran.
International Children & Youth Film Festival,
International Film Festival for Children and Young
People, Pyrgos, Greece.
of 51st Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin,
Screening at Cairo International Film Festival for
Children. Cairo, Egypt.
Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. Puchon
2001, X International Film Festival for Children & Youth,
Monte Video, Uruguay
International Film Festival, Seoul,Korea
International Film Festival (Sea Side Festival),
East Yorkshire, U.K.
International Film Festival, Hawaii, USA.
Children's Film Festival, Asian Media Access, Minneapolis,
International Children's Film Festival 2001, Burbank,
Children & Youth Film Festival in Sochi (Blacksea
Golden Elephant' 12th International Children's Film
Festival in Asian Panorama Section.
Film Carnival, Hong Kong
International Film Festival, Brisbane, Australia.
Internacional De TV De Barcelona, Spain.
Junior Programme – Goldener Spatz, Gera/Erfurt,
Today – International Festival of Cinema & Religion,
Trento, Italy. (October, 2003)
Int’l Green Film Festival, Tehran, Iran
Dhaka International Film festival, Dhaka (January,2004)
fishermen earn their bread by dint of hard labor, going
deep into the sea. Mahadev is one of them. He lives with
his mother and eight-year-old daughter, Sumati. On one
of his forays, he catches along with the fish, some seashells
and an oyster. The shells are cleaned and given to his
daughter, who worships them because her grandmother told
her it would ward off evil.
the oyster, Sumati is filled with joy. But there is
a surprise in store for her when her father breaks
the oyster to reveal a shining pink pearl. Sumati keeps
it in the prayer room. It is supposed to bring the
family good luck. To prove the point, Mahadev wins
and Nitu are Sumati's friends. Lalita's father, Bhabesh,
is a goldsmith, a greedy man with a shady reputation.
He wants the pearl at any cost and hires goons to kidnap
Sumati. Mahadev agrees to give them the pearl in order
to get his daughter back. But the pink pearl brings
Bhabesh nothing but bad luck. Lalita falls seriously
ill. Bhabesh himself slips from a high embankment and
breaks his hip. And so he decides to return the pearl
to Mahadev and begs his forgiveness.
decides to get rid of the pearl to avoid more problems.
This causes great anguish to Sumati as her father is
determined to throw it into the sea.
of wonders, the high tide weeps the pearl back to Sumati.
The sea God wants the pearl to remain with her. Mahadevi
has no choice to relent.