- This event is over.
Jeerjimbe brings to the forefront the struggles of the 13 year old Protoganist Rudramma. This film is an ode to all the girls across the country.
The film sketches the life of a young girl from a remote district in the state of Karnataka in her courageous pursuit to break away from the clutches of the evil practice of child marriage. The film attempts to portray the impact of policies of the State targeted to emancipate young girls. For instance, a part of the film depicts the government program which distributed bicycles to young girls. The bicycle scheme is a metaphor which serves as a driving force to help the protagonist overcome unforeseen circumstances of the household and helps her muster courage to fight against the evils of society while pedalling towards a brighter, better, and a safe future. The film also wishes to be the voice to the unheard stories of many girls fighting their battle and hoping for a better future.
Karnataka State Film Awards 2016
Best Children’s film (2016),
Best Child Actor (Female, Siri Vanalli)
Best Music director (Mr. Charan Raj)
Best Lyricist (Karthik Saragur)
Screened at 20 International Film Festivals
An independent Feature/Documentary Filmmaker, Researcher from Bangalore, Karthik Saragur always believes in three magic words of story telling – “Once Upon a Time”.
A journalism graduate and Filmfare award nominee, he has directed acclaimed 60 hour Documentary series on History of Bangalore.
Having made Docu-drama ‘Vivekananda By Vivekananda’, on the life of Swami Vivekananda, Karthik is creative director of BEEHIVE PRODUCTIONS, Bangalore.
Jeerjimbe – The Jewel Beetle is his Directorial debut. He is currently working on his next feature film, “Bheema Sena Nala Maharaja”.