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Kannada Film with English Subtitles

The Indian Express Film Club screening in association with NCPA & Film Heritage Foundation 

Ghatashraddha, directed by Girish Kasaravalli in 1977, is a Kannada film portraying a pregnant young widow’s struggles and a boy’s challenges with religious hymns in a rural setting. Through their stories, the film delves into societal norms, gender issues and the clash between tradition and personal freedom. This influential work remains a significant milestone in Indian cinema, sparking discussions about pressing social matters and questioning established conventions.

Director: Girish Kasaravalli
Producer: Sadananda Suvarna
Cast: Meena Kuttappa, Narayana Bhat, Ajith Kumar, Ramakrishna, Shantha, Ramaswamy Iyengar, Jagannath, B. Suresha & H. S. Parvathi


The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Shubhra Gupta, Film Critic, The Indian Express.


Admission on a first-come-first-served basis.  NCPA Members do not have to register and will be given entry on display of membership card.

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