OONGA

By Devashish MAKHIJA, Tess JOSEPH

SPEAKING TREE PICTURES - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2012

Little tribal boy runs off on a long journey to the big city to watch the Ramayana that his friends saw but he missed, unaware that his little village is being forced to give up its land for bauxite mining.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • INDIA
    • Languages
    • HINDI
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 98 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Devashish MAKHIJA, Tess JOSEPH
    • Writer(s)
    • Devashish MAKHIJA, Harish AMIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Harish AMIN (Speaking Tree Pictures), Mehvash HUSAIN (Moo Print Pictures )
    • Synopsis
    • 2012. Pottacheru. A small adivasi (tribal) hamlet in south Orissa, a region fast being torn to shreds with civil strife.
      Little Oonga (8) missed his village school trip to the faraway big city Lohabad to see a play called ‘Ramayan’. Unable to handle the pressure of being the only kid around who has not seen the fantastic warrior-king ‘Rama’, Oonga runs away. He goes on a perilous journey across forest, river, mountains and roads – bigger than any he’s ever seen, and valleys lain to waste by the mining industry… until he reaches the large, cold, chaotic, blinding city.
      When he emerges from the play he believes he has become Rama! But he is now returning not to the warm confines of his little village, but to a battlefield where the ‘company’ will do anything to take the adivasi’s land away from them.
      Only, Oonga doesn’t know it yet.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Apr 01, 2012
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