A BOY WHO DREAMT OF ELECTRICITY

India / 2023 / 72 min / Rajasthani with English subtitles / Drama

In a remote tribal region, young Bheru dreams of bringing electricity to his isolated hilltop home. Struggling with the lack of conventional power sources, he stumbles upon hope when he comes upon a miraculous invention. 

One of my favorite films of FLIFF2024.  The performances are amazing – illustrating the caste system and the villager’s blind acceptance.  I was especially fascinated by the body language exhibited.  It is a very sweet film as well.  Kunal Mehta’s performance as Bheru, is especially moving.  Kudos to Nagda for putting it all together.

DIRECTOR: Jigdal Madanial Nagda is a postgraduate in Mass Communication from Mumbai University. At the age of 20, he attended an Asian film festival, which sparked his love and passion for filmmaking. For the past 9 years, he has been working in the film industry as an assistant and associate director, learning from some of the best talents including Anurag Kashyap, Onir, Manish Gupta, and Wilson Luis.

Jigar’s passion for travel led him to embark on an India tour with just one rupee, an experience that had a profound impact on his life and way of thinking. Upon completing this journey, he decided to pursue his dream of making his own film. Anurag Kashyap, with whom he had worked as a director’s assistant for Bombay Velvet, deeply influenced Jigar’s perspective on filmmaking. Anurag’s belief that if you don’t find a producer, you should stand up for yourself and the world will support you, became Jigar’s biggest motivation in making his film.

This belief turned out to be true as Jigar successfully completed his first film, “A Boy Who Dreamt with Electricity,” and is now eagerly awaiting its release.

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CREDITS

DIRECTOR(S): Jigar Nagda
SCREENWRITER(S): Jigar Nagda
PRODUCER(S): Jigdal Madanial Nagda
CAST: Kunal Mehta, Mehender Srivas, Rakhi Mansa, Jigdal Madanial Mgada

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