Bannada Vesha

Bannada Vesha

(ಬಣ್ಣದ ವೇಷ)
1988- Drama
Bannada Vesha(Disguise of Color). A 1988 Kannada Drama movie by Girish Kasaravalli starring: Sridhar, Charuhasan, Nalina Murthy
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Director: Girish Kasaravalli
Keywords: Art


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Movie Details

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Movie NameBannada Vesha
Original Language Nameಬಣ್ಣದ ವೇಷ
English TranslationDisguise of Color
Year1988
Release Date1988
Languages Kannada
Story SummaryFolk-theatre-derived melodrama set in the famed Karnataka tradition of the Yakshagana, a variant of the Kathakali style involving complicated make-up and rigorous dance codes, patronised mainly by temples which invite groups to perform for worship and to raise revenue. The central character, Shambhu (Shankar), a member of such a group, is a traumatised and guilt-ridden figure usually relegated to minor roles but with the driving ambition of playing the male lead by displacing the arrogant Sheshappa. When he is allowed to play the demonic Jhunjhutti, he pretends to be possessed by the demon and uses his newfound reputation to start an alternate theatre group sponsored by the financially ailing Kapileshwara temple. His performative limitations, and the secondary problems caused by his having to live a fake identity, intensify his emotional crises and the film ends on a tragic note after he is revealed to be a fraud. Kasaravalli’s stylised idiom, the film’s most attractive aspect, is restricted to the performances while routine realism prevails in the rest of the story
Run Time110 Mins


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Writer (Screenplay)Girish Kasaravalli
Music DirectorB V Karanth


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