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Gaja Gamini (2000)

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Gaja Gamini, the embodiment of the Indian spirit, inspires artists of all kinds, interacts with and influences the West, and exists through the ages.

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Gaja Gamini / Sangita / Shakuntala / Monika / Mona Lisa
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Premchand's Nirmala
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Shilpa Shirodkar ...
Sindhu
Inder Kumar ...
Kamdev
Tej Sapru ...
Farida Jalal ...
Noorbibi
Mohan Agashe ...
Kalidasa (as Dr. Mohan Agashe)
Ashish Vidyarthi ...
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Shahrukh
Kalpana Pandit ...
Abhisarika
Raisa Husain ...
Phulvania (as Raheesa Husain)
Ali Hassan Turain ...
Bhola (as Ali)
Rashida Siddiqui ...
Nawab Begum (as Rashida Begum)
Sunita Kumar ...
Raj Mata (as Sunita Naresh Kumar)
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Gaja Gamini, the embodiment of the Indian spirit, inspires artists of all kinds, interacts with and influences the West, and exists through the ages.

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MF Hussain and Madhuri Dixit, A Painter and his Muse
20 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

MF Hussain, India's best-known painter (and former collaborator with Satyajit Ray, and illustrator on the movie Henna), brings his painterly eye to the creation of the stark and simple set on which events unfold, and creates memorable imagery in the film making. Like his Meenaxi (2003) Gaja Gamini produces a series of indelible images. What this film does not have is a plot in the conventional sense. This is emphatically not a film designed to appeal to the common man, but a painterly meditation on men's fascination with Woman. Those prepared to exercise their minds, and who share Hussain's infatuation with Madhuri Dixit , will find much of interest here.

Gaja Gamini is structured as a series of segments, featuring the Woman of beauty and fascination who has enchanted men from the dawn of time until today. Philosophical discussions between figures representing the two approaches to understanding Woman – through reason and through imagination - frame each segment of the film. The segments themselves feature among others the woman who inspired the artist Leornado Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, and the beauty who inspired the poet Kalidas, in his Shakuntala. Woman in her various avatars is played throughout by Madhuri Dixit.

The film works on one level as a tribute to woman through the ages and on another level as Husain's tribute to his personal muse, Madhuri Dixit. Madhuri herself is an inspired choice to represent Woman through history since she personifies all the most desirable female traits and characteristics, with her beautiful face, shapely form, awesome smile, the grace and fluidity of her dancing, together with the exquisite femininity of her movement and gesture, already showcased in films like Beta (1992) and Koyla (1997). In Gaja Gamini we are invited to contemplate Madhuri's beauty and dancing, backless in a choli, highly stylized hand gestures, hips swaying from side to side as she walks, and her sensuality as she dances around (and into) a large musical instrument , in one of the songs - all as delightful as the philosophical discussion is elevating.

MF Hussain may not convince you with his philosophy, but will certainly seduce you with his imagery in this bold attempt to both honor, and solve the mystery that is, Woman.


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