The world is deep into the climate crisis and depletion of its natural resources. In such a scenario, it is important to remind the global population of the disaster at hand. Today, the world observes ‘Water Day’, to remind its citizens to save the natural resource and try to solve the water crises. This crisis has been talked about in the mainstream media a lot of times. But no message reaches the people better than through stories. So here are two movies on ZEE5 that you can watch, that discuss the water crisis in two different ways.
Kaun Kitney Paani Mein
The first film Kaun Kitney Paani Mein is written by Nila Madhab Panda and Deepak Venkateshan and is directed by Nila Madhab Panda. The film stars Radhika Apte, Kunal Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla, and Gulshan Grover in prominent roles. Kaun Kitney Paani Mein is a satire film that talks about many issues, the main one being water scarcity.
The plot of the film revolves around the story of two villages, Upri and Bairi, who have different ways of dealing with things. While Upri does not have hard-working people, it has not been able to deal with its water crisis and hence, the people of the village face water scarcity. On the other hand, Bairi is a village full of hard-working people, who have successfully dealt with their water problems. The title of the film is a pun that plays a great role in delivering the crux of it – the idiom ‘kaun kitney paani mein’, refers to how capable a person is, and also plays at the water situation of the two villages which was a result of its citizens’ capabilities.
The second film is Kadvi Hawa, which is also directed by Nila Madhab Panda. This film is written by Nitin Dixit and stars Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey, and Tillotama Shome in prominent roles. Kadvi Hawa is a drama film that talks about the water crisis and other situations in a serious and stern manner, delivering an emotional message.
The plot of Kadvi Hawa revolves around the story of the Bundelkhand region in Uttar Pradesh, which is suffering from a severe drought. Besides the water crisis, Kadvi Hawa also talks about the harsh effects of climate change, and how it can destroy lives. It also explores the subject of the people of the village being heavily in debt due to water scarcity.
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