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A boy who dreamt of electricity

"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 witnesses a solar lantern in the city. Determined to transform his life, Bheru takes on the challenge of introducing solar panels, despite the financial hurdles. Against all odds, his perseverance pays off, and the once dark house atop the hill now radiates with the transformative light of solar energy, symbolizing the triumph of hope and renewable possibilities in the face of adversity."

  • Jigar Madanlal Nagda
  • Jigar Madanlal Nagda
  • Kunal Mehta
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  • mehender srivas
    Key Cast
    "Nathu (father)"
  • Rakhi Mansa
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    "Anchahi (Mother)"
  • Jigar Madanlal Nagda
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    1 hour 12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000,000 USD
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    Arri mini with mater prime lense
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Director Biography - Jigar Madanlal Nagda

Jigar 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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Director Statement

"A Boy Who Dreamt of Electricity" is a story inspired by my personal journey through India, where I embarked without any specific mission, simply seeking the joy of exploration. During this journey, I had the opportunity to stay in numerous remote villages nestled in challenging terrains. These communities were devoid of basic necessities such as water, roads, and electricity, yet they radiated happiness and contentment, never longing for the basic comforts of life. Electricity, in particular, remained a luxurious privilege beyond their reach. It was from their lives and experiences that the idea for my film took shape, compelling me to tell their story.