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Bhavni Bhavai (A Folk Tale): A Film By Ketan Mehta

Bhavni Bhavai (A Folk Tale): A Film By Ketan Mehta
$12.50
Item Code: IDE854
Author: Script reconstructed and translated By: Shampa Banerjee
Publisher: Seagull Books Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 1986
ISBN: 8170460379
Pages: 131 (B & W Illus: 30)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5" X 5.5"
From the Jacket:

Set in a part of India often the scene of bloody caste wars, Bhavni Bhavai retells a folk tale that combines palace intrigue, sylvan romance, caste oppression and the revolt of the lower castes against the higher, in a hilariously disturbing style that draws on Brecht, the Asterix comics, and the Bhavai, a popular traditional folk theatre form of the region. In his making of the film, Ketan Mehta, trained at the Film and Television Institute of India, 'was searching for a kind of form which was not completely geared towards providing catharsis, one that left scope for putting forth ideas and triggering off more ideas, and placing questions before the spectators, instead of satisfying them with a given "destiny" that provided no sense of discovery to them'.

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