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Every morning, since the last few decades, Dukhu Majhi, a poor, completely-illiterate old villager loads two canisters of water, sacks, shovels, burnt wood and saplings onto his bicycle and sets off to take care of the trees that he has planted on the roads. In summer, the temperature in that area rises up to 50 degrees Celsius, but that doesn't deter him one bit. He knows he has a job to do, and that is all that matters, come sun or rain. He mostly plants trees at the rural markets, bus stands, roadsides, crematoriums, temple areas, school premises, and health centres. In addition to the usual bushy trees that would offer shade to travellers, Dukhu Majhi plants fruit trees too so that birds can have a have a fair share of the fruits of his labour. Over the years, he has created his own unique methods of planting, starting from the preparation and collection of saplings to the making of fences and the nurturing of the trees and plants; this includes covering the newly-planted saplings with cloth taken from the nearby cemetery so that no passerby will dare touch them.

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Release Date:

May 15, 2022





Production Companies:

House of Illusions

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