Chakraborty, Mahesh Manjrekar, Riya Sen, Sachin Khedekar,
Raj Zutshi, Seema Biswas, Gulshan Grover, Megan
Director: Girish Girija Joshi
Zor Lagaa Ke….Haiyaa is a film carrying a social message
of saving the environment in the present age of rampant
industrialization where money talks.
Mithun Chakraborty is a homeless man who joins hand with
a bunch of children to save a tree that faces the axe
from a man who wants to bring brick and mortar in place
of the tree’s lush green canopy.
We must have observed certain areas in our vicinity,
which once had fine healthy trees and lots of greenery
just some time back – now lay barren with cemented roads
or just new construction coming up. This is often
witnessed even at many spots on our city roads – with
mindless cutting of trees often making way for display
of hoardings or then just for road widening. And the aam
aadmi is going on with his life with an indifferent
attitude. What a shame!
Their playground is centered
around a tree which Karan wants to use it as a lookout
post for tracking Raavan. Searching for wooden planks to
make the tree-house, Karan reaches the construction-site
and lands in trouble, when a quick-thinking Ram saves
him from the ire of Gupta, the manager at the building
site. This sets off a deep bond of friendship between
Karan and Ram. Ram aspires to be an architect and so
readily joins the gang in building the tree house.
the 13 year-old kid of a laborer family and a
child-laborer himself at construction site, watching
these cricket games is the only bright spot in a day.
Under the brutal supervision of the site manager Gupta,
Ram is forced to work long hours.
One day the kids are shocked on knowing that their arch
enemy Raavan has been sleeping in the tree house in the
nights. Now starts a series of small battles to rid the
danger-man from their ‘home’.
Now the kids begin to understand of the problems faced
by homeless beggars like Raavan as the tree house is the
only place he could sleep without fearing a police raid
in the night. There is a truce between the beggar and
kids. But it is short lived when the builder Bakshi and
his associate Gupta plan to cut the tree for making an
Credits & Crew
Writer-Director: Girish Girija Joshi
Producer: Basant Talreja And Kartikeya Talreja
Director of Photography: Hari Nair
Editor: V.N Mayekar
Presenter: Gemini Motions Pictures
Music: Bapi Tutul
Lyrics: Amithah Verma
Now its up to the children who are our future – who
awake to stop this shameful going ons, and save the
trees which even have eco-advantages. It ss in a city
like Mumbai, where the local Municipal Corporation has
declared cutting of trees as a criminal offence. Thus
some rationale has dawned on these insatiable
businessmen and construction companies. But the reality
is somewhat different outside the metro cities in India,
and tree cutting in on a rampant scale for the benefit
of a few greedy people.
Zor Lagaa Ke….Haiyaa is
about a 12 year-old child Karan (Megan) whose world is a
heaven. He has a nice family to look after him, with
good schooling, and a nice circle of friends to play
with. Karan’s evenings are usually spent playing cricket
with his group of friends namely Ritesh (Ritvik Tyagi),
Laddu (Hardik Thakkar) and Priya (Ayesha Kaduskar).
Karan and his friends come across a mean looking beggar
living in a small tent hut, outside their housing
society. There are several stories surrounding the
mysterious bag of this beggar, which has earned him
nickname Raavan from these kids.
“Zor Lagaa Ke
Haiya”, is a film with a Save TREE message, packaged in
enjoyable story telling, that would motivate anybody to
preserve the planet earth for future generations.
Shaami M. Irfan
Raavan the Tramp - Mithun Chakraborty
Karan - Megan
Priya - Ayesha Kaduskar
Laddu - Hardik Thakkar
Ritesh - Ritvik Tyagi
Ram - Ashwin Chitale