Jal (2014)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 15 mins

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Bakka, a young willful water diviner lives at the Rann of Kutch, and knows how to find water in the desert.with his mystic dowsing rods. But oflate, his latest predictions haven't turned out right, and evoked suspicion in the villagers, who start questioning his talent. His strongest supporters are a brother-sister duo, Kajri & Rakla. While Kajri is in love with Bakka, Bakka is dreaming about a bewitching beauty from the enemy village, Kesar. Kim, a European bird watcher comes to Kutch and realizes that flamingo chicks are dying by the hundreds. She calls in teams from the Ecological Society, who arrive and decided that they will create artificial ponds for the birds. The only hitch is that all their scientific methods fail to find water in the desert. Kim turns to Bakka for help. Bakka knows where to find water where their machinery can dig even deeper than what human hands are capable of. The villagers are also excited, as they hope that after the birds, it will be their turn to get water. The crux of the tale follows the complex events that unfold after the water arrives. Whose lives Will take priority? What will happen to the birds of the area?
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Did you know? This film received praise at various film festivals including the "New Currents" section of the Busan International Film Festival 2013 and in the "Indian Panorama" section of the International Film Festival of India. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
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QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies)
Trivia:
Intermezzo Studio Aliens Sense Films Private Limited won the award for Best Special Effects at the 61st National Film Awards 2013 for their creative and organic use of special effects to enhance the theme of this movie,

This film received praise at various film festivals including the "New Currents" section of the Busan International Film Festival 2013 and in the "Indian Panorama" section of the International Film Festival of India.
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