24 October 2020
Original Title – Tingya
India, Marati 2008 116 Minutes
Director – Mangesh Hadawale
Age Recommendation – 10 years and up
Film Genre – Feature film
The movie is based on the life of a rural boy and his friendship with his bull. Tingya lives in a village in Maharashtra. Tingya's parents are poor farmers owning a pair of bulls, Chitangya and Patangya. Tingya has a great friendship with Chitangya. Chitangya is part of Tingya's life. One day Chitangya is injured and is unable to stand and cannot work in the farm. Tingya's father, who is already burdened with debt, is left with no option but to sell the ailing bull and buy a new one. Tingya tries hard to save Chitangya .
Tingya was screened at the Pune International Film Festival where it won the Sant Tukaram award for Best Marathi Feature Film. It also won the best film award at the Mumbai Academy of Movies. Child artist Sharad Geokar who played the role of the rural boy won the National Film Award for the Best Child Artist for the year 2008.