‘Hemalkasa’ is a biopic marking the beginning of Samruddhi’s foray into Hindi films as a Director.
Hemalkasa is a Hindi version of Samruddhi’s Marathi biopic on Dr. Prakash Baba Amte, a social activist who has, through his 45 years of efforts, brought this unknown geography to recognition by the civilized society.
The film portrays the nuances of human will power, the learnings, the conversion of single minded focus into live actions and the creation of a world out of nowhere – all by a single person and a handful of like-minded supporters.
Hemalkasa, a small area, not seen on any map or heard of commonly, inhabited by tribals and wild animals, is the central location of the film. The film takes its audience on a captivating journey of the life of Dr. Prakash Baba Amte and his struggles, sacrifices and painstaking efforts for a social cause.
The movie is about a 45 years’ long arduous, difficult path that Dr. Prakash treaded upon and the physical, emotional and mental efforts that he had to take in terms of bringing about changes to the lives of the tribals of Hemalkasa while wading through thick forests, fending wild animals and facing resistance from Naxalites and corrupt government officials.
Today, Dr. Prakash and Dr. Mandakini are both shining beacons of India. An unbelievable story of human will power, positive thinking and relentless pursuit of goals indeed! The biopic takes the audience through a surreal experience. Dr. Prakash Baba Amte as an ideology got created to change the world and it certainly has! Hemalkasa, the film, is a milestone in Samruddhi’s journey in the film world.