Khayal Gatha (The Khayal Saga) 1988 Ages 15+

6.00PM Fri 6 Oct 2017 (1hr 43mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

The Khayal Saga weaves together the many legends and stories surrounding the vocal tradition of the khayal, a major element of Indian classical music. The history of the khayal is also a story of music's relationship to classical Indian dance. Shahani's treatment presents the khayal in all its richness through metaphors in images and sounds. The film is recognised internationally as one of the most important documents of this tradition. It won the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Prize at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 1990.

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, 103 MINS, INDIA, HINDI/URDU (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: KUMAR SHAHANI / PRODUCERS: MAYDHYA PRADESH FILM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION / DIALOGUE: ASHMAKI ACHARYA, KAMA SWAROOP / CINEMATOGRAPHY: KK MAHAJAN / EDITOR:  PARESH KAMDAR / ART DIRECTION: ANOOP SINGH / SOUND: VIKRAM JOGLEKAR, AM PADMANABHAN / MUSIC RESEARCH AND CO-ORDINATION: ROSHAN SHAHANI / CAST: MANGAL DHILLON, RAJAT KAPOOR, MITA VASISHT / PRODUCTION CO: BOMBAY CINEMATOGRAPH / PRINT SOURCE: QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY COLLECTION / RIGHTS: KUMAR SHAHANI / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM