Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Bannada Vesha


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Jul 29, 2012, 5:54:56 PM (8 years ago)
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  • Bannada Vesha

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     1Bannada Vesha 
     21988 110’ col Kannada 
     3d/s Girish Kasaravalli pc Doordarshan 
     4(Bangalore) c G.S. Bhaskar m B.V. Karanth 
     5lp Sridhar, Smitha Kasaravalli, A.B. Jayaram, 
     6Narayana Bhatt, Shantamma, Loknath, Shankar 
     7 
     8 
     9Folk-theatre-derived melodrama set in the 
     10famed Karnataka tradition of the Yakshagana, a 
     11variant of the Kathakali style involving 
     12complicated make-up and rigorous dance 
     13codes, patronised mainly by temples which 
     14invite groups to perform for worship and to 
     15raise revenue. The central character, Shambhu 
     16(Shankar), a member of such a group, is a 
     17traumatised and guilt-ridden figure usually 
     18relegated to minor roles but with the driving 
     19ambition of playing the male lead by displacing 
     20the arrogant Sheshappa. When he is allowed to 
     21play the demonic Jhunjhutti, he pretends to be 
     22possessed by the demon and uses his newfound 
     23reputation to start an alternate theatre 
     24group sponsored by the financially ailing 
     25Kapileshwara temple. His performative 
     26limitations, and the secondary problems caused 
     27by his having to live a fake identity, intensify 
     28his emotional crises and the film ends on a 
     29tragic note after he is revealed to be a fraud. 
     30Kasaravalli’s stylised idiom, the film’s most 
     31attractive aspect, is restricted to the 
     32performances while routine realism prevails in 
     33the rest of the story. 
     34 
     35[[Film]]