The movie depicts the sensational life story of Dr. Prakash Amte. An able surgeon like him, who had had the opportunity to earn handsomely on foreign shores, chose, instead to work at Hemalkasa, a forlorn adivasi area. The movie is about this doctor’s 40 years of unconditional, tireless and selfless service to the adivasis, without keeping any sort of expectations from anybody.
The movie encompasses his life, work, his wife’s sacrifice, his sensitivity towards wild animals and his constant endeavor to save the ecosystem.
Global recognition, like being awarded the ‘Magsaysay Award’ a country like Monaco dedicates a stamp towards their work and it’s only then when people from all over the world came searching and travelled all the way to Hemalkasa, did the Indian Government notice it and presented them with the ‘Padmashree’.
Let alone the Adivasis, Dr. Amte also made friends with the wild animals and birds and gradually began to ‘understand’ their language. The movie captures this delicate and unique relationship between a human being and the animals. His ‘Animal Ark’ even today stands as bewilderment to all. While doing so, Dr. Amte did not allow to imbalance the ecosystem, because he worked in an area rich with flora & fauna. It is not just enough to speak about environmental issues, but one has to do something about it and that’s what Dr. Prakash did.
The movie traverses through a colorful journey…..about his 40 years of work for and with the adivasis along with their romantic yet funny stories, showing a very different culture sounded with excellent music….. are some of the inseparable constituents of the movie. In short, the film is about a love-story, about terrible incidences, about courage, about sacrifice, about wild animals, nature and soft and light comedy. The music is enchanting and entertaining.
Since Hemalkasa and surroundings was and still is a ‘hot-bed’ of Naxalites, the movie also captivates the birth of a Naxalite, of an innocent, helpless adivasi and how they are forced to hold-the-gun, with no options left.
Government officials have very often troubled and questioned their intentions of giving medical treatment to the naxalites and also about caging the wild animals.
However, the softer side of the movie tells us a story of a ‘beauty-queen’, Dr. Manda Prakash Amte, who was a heart throb of many aspiring youth and many had vowed to tie the knot with her. Providence had something else written, that a ‘khadi-clad’, simple yet ambitious Dr. Prakash Amte won over her. The movie takes us back to their love-story and about her sacrifice to be through thick and thin with the love of her life – Dr. Prakash Amte.
This unique and extraordinary feat of Dr. Amte on this surface of the earth will, for sure be an eye-opener to the world and the world will be surprised in awe of this story. It will also very succinctly send a message to break cross border religious and man-made threats to mankind….highlighting the very relation of a human being to a human being.
We do hope this true story kindles and inspires more & more people on this earth, to do good to mankind and that people get ready to break all boundaries in salute to mankind.
Under the banner of Samrouddhi Cine World the onus of directing and producing this film lies on the able shoulders of Adv. Samrouddhi Porey herself. She has also written the script. Adv Porey has been in active legal profession for the past 15 years at the Bombay High Court. Her magical ability to solve cases of different dimensions and subjects led her to film making on various subjects. One of her cases on surrogate motherhood, inspired her to make her debut film MALA AAI VHAYCHAY, which won her a debutante’s coveted national award for Best Feature film. She is the first woman filmmaker to receive a debutante’s award. This was the first Marathi film which saw an American national in the caste and it actually reached American President Barack Obama. The film enjoyed national and international 36 awards in all. The film was among the 3 nominations for Oscar. The film was screened all over and was highly appreciated.
Keeping this thumping success in mind, Adv. Porey plans her next film venture on Dr. Prakash Amte and she is opening the film to all audiences in the world. Few American companies have also shown interest and co-operation. The film’s script is ready in three languages, English, Marathi and Hindi. The script is a culmination of the various meetings held with Dr. Amte & family and also based on various books like ‘Prakashwata’, ‘Hemalkasa’, ‘Samidha’ and ‘Negal’.
Today’s famous DOP Mr. Mahesh Limaye has agreed to do the screenplay of the film and he considers himself lucky to have got this chance. The village of Hemalkasa in Gadchiroli district is itself a ‘character’ of this movie and hence the film will be shot over there. The film will also show Tigers, Lions, Bears, etc… for the first time. Adv. Porey has been doing heavy research on this film for the past 2 years. We intend to begin shooting immediately.