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The film contains the journey taken in search of a lost song. Famous singer Rasoolan Bai from 1950s India used her own singing methods and changed the lyrics to create different versions of... See full summary »

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Saba Dewan

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Saba Dewan (screenplay)
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The film contains the journey taken in search of a lost song. Famous singer Rasoolan Bai from 1950s India used her own singing methods and changed the lyrics to create different versions of the 'thumri' (a genre of traditional Indian music) songs [My Heart is Wounded, Don't Throw Flowers at Me]. Her own singing style and ever-changing lyrics make this song a rare gem. As the film gropes after her life, it finds her friends, song collectors, and succeeding generations of 'thumri' singers. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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India

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Punjabi

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10 October 2009 (South Korea) See more »

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Rare gem of a story.....
4 August 2013 | by skalwaniSee all my reviews

More of a documentary on a forgotten singer from Benares (aka Varanasi). Coming form the ancient tradition of 'tawaif' (sort of like a courtesan) but these were skilled in the arts of music, song and literature.

Bound by ancients ties of remaining true to one's house of style and training, they represent the fading of the practice of learning by observing and practicing under the tutelage of a master - a mode of apprenticeship in which one basically willed away one's early life to the dedication of mastering the art. Once such singer - Rasoolan Bai - sang using the local city dialect.


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