BHOPAL: A movie ‘Mujhse Dosti Karoge’ which won Best Children’s Film award at the 40th National Film Awards was screened at Tribal Museum on Wednesday under weekly series programme ‘Ullas’.
It is directed by Gopi Desai which is her debut feature. The film has won many awards globally, including V Shantaram Award – Madhya Pradesh State film Development Film Festival – India – 1992, Silver Cairo Awards – 5th Cairo International film festival for Children – Egypt – 1994, Best Child Actor Award & Best Director Award – Queen Child Guidance Centre – New York, USA, Best Child Artist ( Master Amit Phalke ) & Best Director Awards – Queens Child Guidence Centre , USA and others.
The 96-minute movie is a saga of a nine-year-old Gul Hasan who lives in the desert of Rann of Kutch, Gujarat. Its extreme variations of temperature, absence of water, open sandy plains with no vegetation, its sand storms and cracked and parched earth, provide the inert background to Gul’s dreams, hopes and aspirations. The natural environment along with urban and modern influences and happenings has a great impact on his mind, which become the take-off point for his fantasies. Gul’s journey slips from reality to fantasy to reality. Besides, Master Amit Phalke, eminent actor Irfan Khan and Habib Tanvir played lead roles in the movie.