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Dhrupad (1983)

This documentary about the classical music of India covers a genre in which a text of poetry is sung.

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Mani Kaul
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Credited cast:
Fariduddin Dagar Fariduddin Dagar ... Vocalist
Zia Mohiyuddin Dagar Zia Mohiyuddin Dagar ... Rudra Veena Player
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This documentary about the classical music of India covers a genre in which a text of poetry is sung.

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They don't make'em like this anymore...
23 October 2010 | by Dr-JungSee all my reviews

A documentary story told through images, poetry and the Dhrupad; a vocal genre in Hindustani classical music, said to be the oldest still in use in that musical tradition. Its name is derived from the words "dhruva" (fixed) and "pada" (words). The term may denote both the verse form of the poetry and the style in which it is sung. Its great to see documentary filmed in this style, letting the subject tell the story, in this case the subject is the lyrical mystic music.

Exquisitely filmed technically flawless sound and image matched by a dazzling array of authentic performance.

A film gem.


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India

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Hindi

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4 October 1983 (USA) See more »

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Infrakino Film See more »
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