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Deveeri (1999)

| Drama
A low-caste, orphaned Deveeri works as a prostitute to support herself and her younger brother Kyata who is a truant school-going kid.

Director:

Kavitha Lankesh

Writer:

P. Lankesh (story)
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Cast

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Master Manja Master Manja ... Kyatha
Nandita Das ... Deveeri (Akka)
Kashi Kashi ... Rangappa
Jayashree Basavaraj Jayashree Basavaraj ... Rangappa's wife
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A low-caste, orphaned Deveeri works as a prostitute to support herself and her younger brother Kyata who is a truant school-going kid.

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Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Kannada

Also Known As:

My Sister See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Life as a lower caste Indian
8 December 2003 | by BillSee all my reviews

I saw this on SBS, the "multi-cultural" TV channel in Australia. Although I have not seen many Indian-made films, I suspect this one is quite typical- i.e. cheap sets, ham acting and strong stereotypes.

The basic plot is about a young orphaned girl who is trying to support her younger brother in a society that regards such people as having no worth. She is a victim of those who use her. Corruption is rather clumsily portrayed. As a protest movie, it lacks sophistication. There is a definite poignancy about the young woman's situation, which might be more strongly felt by someone who shares her cultural identity. For a Westerner, the cultural gap reduces the effectiveness of the film.


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