Bhavni Bhavai

A film by Ketan Mehta

Script reconstructed and translated by Shampa Banerjee


 

5.5 x 8.5 inches, 134pp, 30 b/w photos 0

ISBN : 3788170460015


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Set in a part of India often the scene of bloody caste wars, Bhavni Bhavai retells a folk tale that combines palace intrigue, romance, caste oppression and the revolt of the lower castes, in a hilariously disturbing style that draws on Brecht, Asterix comics, and the Bhavai, a popular traditional folk theatre form of the region. In his making of the film, Ketan Mehta, a leading filmmaker, 'was searching for a kind of form which was not completely geared towards providing catharsis.'


 

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