Kolkata, Nov 13, 2010 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS) Indian short film ‘Aakhiri Munadi – The Last Announcement’ has been chosen to be screened at 8th Kalpanirjhar international short fiction film festival in Kolkata.
This movie, whose running time is 15 minutes, was also well received in the grand ‘River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, Italy’ in 2008.
In the year 2009 this film was screened at Film Federation Festival of India (Kerala), India and IFFI-09, Goa, India.
Apart from this the movie was screened at Mumbai International Film Festival 2010 where it gained tremendous popularity. It also participated at 6th Detmolde International Short Film Festival & Jersey Shore Film Festival 2010.
‘Aakhiri Munadi’ is produced by H. S. Communication and GrafAds.
The film has been directed by Ahsaan Baksh.
The story of ‘Aakhiri Munadi’ is about a man named Puran Singh, who is an ordinary government servant in Municipal Corporation of Tallakhet town. His job is to give all the information of Municipal Corporation to the town people through his voice and beats of drum (nagada).
All the town people like his voice very much. Many of them think that the God lives in Puran Singh’s voice and think that he speaks the truth only. He is also very proud of his drum (nagada).
The movie’s distinctive features are the portrayal of the simple life of the people living in the Himalayas and their thoughts and lifestyle.
The film sees the best of performances by local actors from the Himalayas.