Life in Metaphors: A Portrait of Girish Kasaravalli

Journeys into the world of master filmmaker Girish Kasaravalli with an urge to understand the language, grammar and the very purpose of storytelling through the medium of cinema.

Girish Kasaravalli is an internationally renowned Indian filmmaker, who has made highly acclaimed films like Ghatashraddha, Thai Saheba, Dweepa, Tabarana Kathe and  Gulabi Talkies etc.

Girish Kasaravallis’ Isles Of Feminine Alienation And Salvation Through Metaphors

Besides being famous for their simplicity, universal appeal and realism, his films are known for their insightful analysis of the socio-economic undercurrents in the multi-textured social fabric of India. Girish made his first film, Ghatashraddha in 1977 and till date, this film is acknowledged as one of the best films ever made in the history of cinema.

All of his films are rooted in local culture and yet these films have traveled beyond the boundaries and have been hugely appreciated as “world cinema”.

A no-frills down-to-earth approach to filmmaking has earned him the reputation of creating a unique language, of cinema which excels in “culturing realism” in Indian cinema.

Director: O. P. Srivastava

Cinematographer: G S Bhaskar

Editor: Monisha R Baldawa

Location Sound: Suresh Rajamani

Sound Design: Monisha R Baldawa

Sound Mix: K Sethuraman

Research: O P Srivastava

Key cast: Girish Kasaravalli, UR Ananthamurthy, Arun Khopkar, Deepti Naval



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