The girl child

He wanted to do something to alleviate the the state of the girl child and women in general. And what better way to convey the message than through films.      Naveen’s latest offering  Maralida Belaku, a 30-minute short film for children,  focuses on the girl child.  It traces the efforts of a school teacher, deputed by  the government in a village, into motivating children to return to school. People respond to his call and send  their kids to school. “This is a film for students, parents, especially the teachers. How a teacher helps the village get back its vision and how the youth are instrumental in transforming a village are the essence of the story,” Naveen told City Herald.     The movie has added a song that highlights these issues. The problem of farmer suicide has also been woven into the story. “All in all it’s a powerful theme. We hope this movie would motivate people to start thinking positively,” adds Naveen.   The story takes a turn when the village turns against him. Does he succeed in winning their confidence? Does he manage to make a change in the village? That we’ll have to wait and watch.

Screenplay and direction are by Naveen Dwarakanath; dialogues are by Shashikumar; Harish has pitched in with lyrics and music.
The actors for the movies have been drawn in from the surrounding villages.

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