"Moggina Jade focuses on the emotional ripple effect caused by urbanisation and outsourcing."
Movie : Moggina Jade (The Plait of Jasmine Buds) - Fascination
Year : 2008
Banner : Naidu Studio Productions
Cast : Baby Shreesha, Master Anirudh, Pavitra Lokesh, Rajesh, Harshitha, Kumari Harshitha. Sringeri Ramanna, Malathishri, M.N.Suresh, Beerappa Aruna Balaraj
Music : L.Vaidyanathan
Story : P R Ramadas Naidu
Direction : P R Ramadas Naidu
Producer : PR Ramdasa Naidu, Beerappa
Genre : Drama
Released : 18-April-2008
Runtime : 108 mins
- Karnataka State Film Awards 2007-08 :- Second Best Film
- Karnataka State Film Awards 2007-08 :- Best Director – P.R. Ramadasa Naidu
- Karnataka State Film Awards 2007-08 :- Best Supporting Actor – Rajesh
- NTSC (4:3) DVD
- English Subtitles
- Dolby Digital
- NTSC - All Regions
- Interactive Menus of Songs & Scenes for Easy Access
Moggina Jade is named after hair which is braided with jasmine flowers. Small girls in South India are dressed up like dolls in silken clothes and their hair braided a la Moggina Jade. But in the film, Priya, the girl child is forbidden by her mother to braid her hair. Rekha, the girl's mother works for an outsourcing firm and is more interested in partying than to be with her daughter.
Priya lives in a joint family and is very close to her grandparents Srikantaiah and Sarasamma. Though her father Raghavendra was brought up in a traditional milieu, he undergoes a sea change after getting a job in a multinational firm and marrying Rekha, a symbol of modernity.
Young Priya's desire for a more traditional life (as symbolised by her desire to braid her hair) is not understood by her parents who prefer to move out of the family home. Priya's grandmother hands over a plait to her son for Priya, but the maid Nagarathna gets it instead.
Meanwhile, Priya who is isolated from her traditional environment develops a friendship with a roadside gypsy girl (played by Kumari Harshitha Gowda). Priya's parents get a scare when Priya decides to leave home in search of her gypsy friend. Finally Priya is comes back home and her parents learn a lesson not ot impose their ideas on children.