As Prakash Jha’s film ‘Matto Ki Saikal’, its director M Gani is quite excited. This is his first film of M Ghani says that the story of the film is based on everyday people, whose struggles are usually ignored by society.
In the film, Prakash Jha plays Matto who is a daily wage laborer and Matto’s family wants to buy a bicycle for his commuting. The film was screened globally on Friday in the ‘Window on Asian Cinema’ category of the Busan International Film Festival.
Gani, who hails from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, said that there is a striking similarity between the film’s protagonists and the workers who were forced to leave their big cities and walk back home during lockdown.
45-year-old filmmaker M. Gani said in the interview, “People who were forced to return to their homes barefoot during the epidemic are all around us. When we build houses, they work, able to meet our daily needs.
The items we use are made by them, but we never paid attention to such people. We realized the struggle of their lives when we saw a large number of people on TV screens barefoot in their homes. ”
M Gani has made several documentaries
Gani has worked on many short films and documentaries before making a feature film. The film director said that people like Matto are around us but their stories are ignored by the society.
When Gani thought of producing this film, he felt that now people probably do not use the bicycle, but when they studied, they found themselves wrong.
Sales of bicycles increased
M Ghani said, “The shopkeepers told me that even today sales of bicycles are higher than motorcycles and scooters. There has been a slight change but there has been no decrease in their sales. There are a large number of people who still cycle We are dependent on it.
Cycle is an integral part of life but we have ignored this reality. So such stories are all around us. All the characters in this film are based on real life people. ”