Kannada Film with English Subtitles
The Indian Express Film Club screening in association with NCPA & Banaras Media
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.