Manjal Neerattu

'Manjal Neerattu' is a humble attempt to unveil India's hidden and casted off traditions and cultures, hopes to reestablish the knowledge passed down through generations and reclaim and revive our rich heritage. The film takes the example of turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn.) which had been mentioned in Sanskrit texts since time immemorial and been a companion to common people, traditionally used as a first aid medicine, a food additive, a dye, an indicator and many more. The film also mentions the use of this magic spice for religious practices like manjal neerattu in temples for the past 150 years. In the year 1995 a dilemma occurred when two American scientists, from University of Mississippi, were granted patent on 'the use of turmeric in wound healing '. A reexamination of this patent was filed by the CSIR in 1997, and it was the first time that a patent based on traditional knowledge of a developing country was successfully challenged. India is enriched in its diversity and it is the responsibility of our generation to document and carry forward the wide sphere of wisdom lurking in those olden heads. Innovation is better but the past would always provide the inspiration.

Running Time
7 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Short, Documentary, History
Didimos Johnson P
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about short «Manjal Neerattu» (18)

Ruth D. avatar
Ruth D.

The film features absolutely stunning cinematography, a great cast and a very good story.

Jeffrey W. avatar
Jeffrey W.

Outstanding! I recommend this movie highly as it kept my attention completely.

Edward avatar

This is quite simply the best movies ever made. I'm sure director Didimos Johnson P planned it that way.

Brandon avatar

I've not seen a good movie like this for a while. It’s well acted and enjoyable.

Cheryl Schneider avatar
Cheryl Schneider

Not a Predictable script

Kathryn avatar

good movie. surprised but good acting and good Short.

Alice S. avatar
Alice S.

Encore!! It’s been a while where was able to watch a good Documentary flick. Tribute the director and producer and all the staff who made it happen.

Emily G. avatar
Emily G.

Great cast, acting and directing. Loved it, very entertaining.

Samantha E. avatar
Samantha E.

Such a great history movie!!