My 1st movie post at BT!!!:batting eyelashes:
Koni is a long lost film that came out of Tollywood. Based on a wonderful novel by Mati Nandi (who also wrote some exceptional sports novels like Striker and Stopper) and directed by Saroj De, “Koni” is a heart warming film about the struggles of a swimming coach “Khidda” (played by Soumitra Chatterjee) and his trainee Koni (played by Sriparna Banerjee). Khidda (for Khitish -da) picked up Koni from the slums of Calcutta and groomed her to be a team member of the Bengal swim team at the national swimming championship. Extreme poverty, social stigma, petty sports politics - nothing could beat the indomitable spirit of “Khidda” and her protege, Koni. Kihidda’s encouraging words, “Fight, Koni Fight!” still ring in my ears. May be it is time for the big budget film makers of Bollywood to think about remaking “Koni” (Remember, Chak de India! such a resemblance!!!) with the technical finesse that todays films are built with. With advanced sports photography techniques (like underwater shots), smart editing and a stellar cast, Koni is a sure winner. I am sure that under the right hands, “Koni” will become another great motivational movie that can snap out our sports authorities from their deep slumber and lead our athletes to some medals at the Olympics and other international events.
Credit goes to smashit123 for uploading this movie in another popular site in FLV format. I downloaded all FLV files, converted them into AVI, and joined. Quality is not great at all, however, considering its low size and awful source (2M is the video maker, a terrible company), quality is decent. Koni is so difficult to find that we can probably bear with this quality!
IMDb link: NONE
Image: Width x Height 320 x 239 pixels
Audio Bitrate: 64 kbps
Audio Frequency: 44100 Hz, Monophonic
Video Frame Rate: 25 fps
Video Data Rate: 40 kbps
FLV downloader: Online FREE tool at http://www.techcrunch.com
FLV to AVI converter software: Pazera Free Flv to AVI Converter
AVI joiner: Briz Video Joiner (needs purchase)