Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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by Mani KAUL

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This film is a dialogue with life, thumri music and its tradition. Siddheshwari has but one passion: learning to sing. Because she dared rebel, she is thrown out of her aunt’s house in Varanasi. She finds shelter at the great sarangi player Sijyaji Maharaj’s home where she can continue to learn music. Soon she is recognized as a major singer. Like Siddheshwari’s life, the film does not follow a straight course and includes a number of ellipses. Scenes show some key events in the young girl’s life, her first steps in the art of singing, her highly successful career which took the thumri tradition to new heights.

  • Titre français
  • Original title
  • Montage
    Lalitha Krishna
  • Interprétation
    Mita Vasishth, Ranjana Srivastava, Pandit Narayan Misra, Sharavani Mukherjee, Malviya, Anoop Misra, Raman Shankar Pandya, Manmohan Chibber, Mohar Biswas
  • Production
    Infrankino Production, Bombay
  • Producteur délégué
    Lalitha Krishna
  • Ventes internationales
    Films Division (Inde)

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