Indian short movie “Moti Bagh” nominated for Oscars

The movie is made with financial assistance from Prasar Bharati. “Moti Bagh” is the first film from Uttarakhand to be nominated for Oscars.

A short movie made with the financial assistance from Prasar Bharati has been nominated for Oscars. The movie “Moti Bagh” revolving around the life and hard work of an octogenarian farmer from Uttarakhand has been directed by a three-time national award winner Nirmal Chandra Dandariyal.

‘Moti Bagh’ is the name of farm of the Octogenarian farmer which was set up in 1967. He has been putting in his hard work and efforts in Motibagh since then. It is the first film from Uttarakhand which will be showcased on a prestigious global platform like Oscars. The film was screened at India International Centre in New Delhi on Friday.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat congratulated the director, Nirmal Chander Dandriyal, and said the film is based on the life of Vidyadutt, a farmer living in the state’s Pauri Garhwal region. The film, Rawat said, will inspire youths to stay in their villages and work for their communities.