Programme 2018

Karamati Coat (The Miraculous Coat)

Director: Ajay Karthik

fiction

Section: Half Ticket

Country: India | Year: 1993

Language(s): Hindi | Time: 90 mins

Synopsis

Raju is a poor rag picker. One day a magical stranger gifts him a red coat. Raju discovers that whenever he puts his hand in the coat’s pocket, a rupee appears. He and his friends have a good time with this endless supply of one-rupee coins. A gang of three and his brother-in-law discover the secret of the coat and try to steal it. Raju tries hard to protect both himself and his magical coat even as he realises an important lesson: that easy money comes with its own problems and cannot be enjoyed for long.

Director's Bio

Following a three-year diploma course in direction from the National School of Drama in Delhi, Ajay Kartik started writing scripts for popular TV serials such as Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (1984), Wagle Ki Duniya (1988), and Sara Jahan Hamara (1994). Kartik is active in theatre and has directed more than 20 plays in Hindi. He is also involved with children’s theatre and has conducted many theatre workshops while also writing and directing several musicals for children.