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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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excellent acting and great characters See more (7 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Rajnesh Domalpalli 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
excellent acting and great characters, 17 October 2008
Author: arzewski from Pittsburgh

This is not your typical Indian film. There is some great sense of humanity, and the characters are pretty realistic. There is great dynamism in the interpersonal relationships, and there is a sense of guilt, grief, passion, passivity among the many characters. While seeing this, one gets a feel for the heavy burden of the 5000 years of layers and layers of history of social existence of one of the oldest civilizations. The final scene of an elephant walking away in the rural area was a great footnote to such a ancient civilization, and yet, human relations are still preserved and nurtured. Saw it on DVD, the two interviews with the director and the main actress are very interesting. Was surprised to learn that the movie has not done well (or not being shown) in India (... but maybe not too surprised). The artistic patrimony of rural societies is being slowly lost and its inheritance not picked up by younger generations, as some of the older musicians in the movie are no longer living today. Great film.

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