Birah Bharyo Ghar Aangan Kone (The Bamboo Flute) 2000 Ages 15+

7.15PM Wed 11 Oct 2017 (1hr 24mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

The Bamboo Flute is Kumar Shahani's cinematic tribute to the flute and its importance to Indian civilisation. Shahani depicts the flute — from its bamboo form (the bansuri) to the classical metal instrument (the veena) — as a primordial interpreter of natural sounds. It has been used throughout the history of the subcontinent to stimulate thought and heighten perception, and is written into Krishna's experience of waking into an auditory world. The Bamboo Flute transforms auditory experience into a non-linear narrative, using synaesthetic images and motifs. The film's visual sequencing is informed by the structure of classical bansuri music.

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, 84 MINS, INDIA, HINDI/TAMIL (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: KUMAR SHAHANI / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND MUSIC RESEARCH: ROSHAN SHAHANI / CINEMATOGRAPHY: KK MAHAJAN, SUBROTO MAULLICK / EDITOR: LALITHA KRISHNA / SOUND: AM PADMANABHAN / MUSICIANS: PANDIT HARIPRASAD CHAURASIA, PANDIT JAL BALAPORIA,RUPAK KULKARNI / ARCHIVAL MUSIC: ANNAPURNA DEVI, (ON SURBAHAR), T VISWANATHAN , DR N RAMANI, T.R.MAHALINGAM (FLAUTISTS) / CAST: ANANDI RAMACHANDRAN, SIDHARTH SRINIVASAN, ABID ALI, ABHA DUBEY, PANDIRAM / PRODUCTION CO: BOMBAY CINEMATOGRAPH / PRINT SOURCE: QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY COLLECTION / RIGHTS: MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, INDIA / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM