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31 August 2007 (USA) See more »
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Vanaja, the 15 year old daughter of a financially troubled fisherman goes to work in the local landlady's house in hopes of learning Kuchipudi dance... See more » | Add synopsis »
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26 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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A rare gem of a film See more (7 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Rajnesh Domalpalli 
 
Writing credits
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Rajnesh Domalpalli 

Produced by
Latha R. Domalapalli .... producer
Andrew Lund .... executive producer
Sarju Patel .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Indira Amperiani 
Bhaskara S. Narayanan 
 
Cinematography by
Milton Kam 
 
Film Editing by
Rajnesh Domalpalli (co-editor)
Robert Q. Lovett 
 
Production Design by
Nagulu Busigampala 
 
Production Management
Naveen Challa .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Raja Krishna .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Krishna Bolagani .... boom operator
Radhakrishna Eskala .... sound
Scott Greenhaw .... sound recordist
Andrew Halasz .... supervising sound editor
Koteswara Rao S.V. .... associate sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan McIntyre Smith .... gaffer
Alan McIntyre Smith .... still photographer
 
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Elayaraja .... smoke artist
 

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USA:111 min
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A rare gem of a film, 2 September 2009
Author: chapsmack from United States

Vanaja is a film of superlatives. It has an exceptionally well thought-out cast with Mamatha being the crowning jewel, a superb production and possibly pre-production with Rajnesh at the helm, a fantastic journey of rural Southern India through the eyes of a 15 year old, a remarkable mixture of song and dance, traditional and modern, blended perfectly, and a beautiful backdrop of lush color of the flora and fauna that make up the magnificent experience. What a towering achievement for a debut director!! The casting was absolutely dead-on. I wish India would come out with more of such films. This film will remain as one of my top favorites for my entire life. 9/10.

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