Starring: Manohara Bhat, Aboobakar Siddiq
Director: Prithvi Konanur
At nine, life looks unkind to Putta and Basu — two school going boys residing in a small fishing village in coastal Karnataka.
Basu has failed the class test and is struggling to accept his widowed mother’s decision of marrying a distant relative. Putta, on the other hand, receives severe tongue lashing from his mother, who catches him stealing money.
Dejected by their circumstances, the friends confide in each other and rue their helplessness. The boys hope for a change in their fates upon hearing Basu’s grandma’s story about a Panjurli (spirit) residing on an island in the midst of the sea. Anyone who is makes the perilous trip to the island and makes an offering to the holy spirit will see their wishes come true.
In the hope to solve their problems, Putta and Basu decide to venture into the dangerous sea in their small wooden rowboat.
Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival, India (2012)
Roshd International Educational Film, Iran (2012)
Toronto Kids International Film Festival, Canada (2013)
Indian Film Festival, Germany (2013)
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