Panorama Of Contemporary Indian Cinema

Fig Fruit and The Wasps

Original Title : Attihannu Mattu Kanaja
Director : M.S.Prakash Babu
Country : India
Language : Kannada
Duration : 90 minutes
Year : 2014
Panorama Of Contemporary Indian Cinema


Gouri, a documentary filmmaker takes a journey along with her friend. She is trying to collect material for her documentary project on instrumental music. They go to a village with the help of a schoolteacher. They travel to meet an instrumental musician, who has gone some place elsewhere to give a performance. Both are forced to stay in the village till the musician returns. Film tries to capture the human attitude when they are placed in a condition/situation/environment which is familiar and at the same time unfamiliar. As the seemingly simple yet complex situations develop, how these characters fits in to a landscape and climate as much mental as physical. Some time “vision” isn’t what is visible, sound isn’t exactly what is heard.

M.S.Prakash Babu


M S Prakash Babu was Born in Chitradurga, India, completed Post-graduation in Painting from Viswa Bharati University, Santiniketan. From 1997 to 2000 he had painting shows in India and abroad. In 2001 directed his first short film “Afternoon Song”. He had been awarded a Fellowship in the field of Visual Art ( Film/ Video) in Helsinki (Finland) under the UNESCO-ASCHBERG 2001-2002. Between 2001 and 2013 he wrote and directed five short films. His short films are screened in major international film festivals like the Tehran International film festival, Mumbai International film festival, Jordan International film festival, and the International film festival of Kerala. 35th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2013, France. His new film project “Nigudha Manushyaru” (Mysterious Men) has been selected for Co-production Market, Film Bazaar 2015, Goa


– Bhavani Prakash
– Ranjit Bhaskaran
– Manjunath Belakere
– Achyut Kumar
– Ravi Phoenix
– Bhoomika, Shruti


– Director : M.S.Prakash Babu
– Story and Screenplay : M.S.Prakash Babu
– Produced by : NFDC and Bayalu Chitra
– Producers : Nina Lath Gupta and Bhavani Prakash
– Executive Producer: Vikramjit Roy
– Cinematography : H M Ramachandra Halkare
– Editor : M N Swamy
– Music : Shrikant Prabhu
– Sound Designer: Mahavir Sabannavar


Nominee – Beijing International Film
Festival 2015 (Best picture)