Mandvi ka Malam

'Mandvi ka Malam' is a story about Mandvi, a small coastal town in Gujarat famous for its 400-years-old wooden shipbuilding industry. The story is told through the lens of a 93-years-old Captain, Shivji Buddha Fofandi, who has spent around 85 years on ships. He became a Captain at the age of 11 years and has led many voyages across the Arabian Sea. Using nostalgia, the film takes the audiences through the captain's glorious days, touches upon his emotions and beliefs and ends with a statement about Mandvi’s current conditions. It makes a subtle political comment about the privatization of public services.

  • Nakul Jain
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 5, 2023
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Auroville Film Institute
Director Biography - Nakul Jain

Nakul Jain is an architect turned filmmaker based in Chandigarh, India. In his travels, he is always on a lookout for stories that can be told to a wider audience and constantly looks for ways to narrate them. Using his education for picture perfect frames following the design principles of architecture alongside his experience in commercial and corporate films, Nakul has developed a unique style of making films that have an emotional as well as commercial impact.

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