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27th December 2002- Drama, Family
Movie deals with the rising dams and the displacement of the natives.
Director: Girish Kasaravalli
Keywords: Art

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Movie Details

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Movie NameDweepa
Original Language Nameದ್ವೀಪ
English TranslationIsland
Release Date27th December 2002
Languages Kannada
StorylineMovie deals with the rising dams and the displacement of the natives.
Story SummaryLocated in the backwaters of a dam, Sita Parvata is an island slowly submerging due to the rains. The government succeeds in evacuating the residents by giving them compensation for the properties they own. The village temple priest Duggajja, his son Ganapa, and his daughter-in-law Nagi find it impossible to leave their homeland and make a living with the meager compensation given by the government. They have but a small hut, which earns them a compensation of ₹25,000. In Ganapa's own words, the compensation can give them food and shelter, but cannot compensate for the love and respect of their people. On the island, they are important people, but outside, they would be one among hundreds of families struggling to make a living. Centered around this complex theme, the film narrates the struggles of the family and how ultimately in the end they manage to continue life on the island.

As in all of Girish Kasaravalli's films, Dweepa deals with an 'inner' theme: that of human minds that isolate themselves due to former beliefs and convictions. Each character emerges as a representation of different viewpoints. The protagonist Nagi (Soundarya) is portrayed as an optimistic character whose support is hope and only that. The character finally emerges as a symbol of positive thinking and optimism. Ganapa (Avinash), on the contrary, is resigned to his fate and finally, when they narrowly escape submersion, he fails to see that his wife has achieved the impossible. Duggajja (M.V.VasudevaRao) withdraws from the catastrophe rather than face it. He is devastated to see his convictions and beliefs crumble before his eyes and, in the end, he clings to his beliefs in desperation. Krishna (Harish Raju) portrays a typical dreamer, who can mesmerize the village folk with fairy tales about the world beyond the isolated island. In short, he encapsulates the fantasy world we tend to dream about.
Run Time134 Mins

Movie Crew

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Writer (Novel)Na D'Souza
Writer (Screenplay)Girish Kasaravalli
Music DirectorIsaac Thomas
Executive ProducerMaruthi H N, K S Amaranath
CinematographyH M Ramachandra
Writer (Dialogue)Gajanana Sharma, Girish Kasaravalli, Jayant Kaikini
Film EditingM N Swamy
Assistant DirectorK Prasanna Kumar, Apoorva Kasaravalli
Art DirectorShashidhar Adapa
Production ManagerEshwar, BEML Somanna
CostumeVaishali Kasaravalli
Publicity DesignMastan
Director (Associate)Prakash, Savanth
Production (Banner)Sathya Movie Makers
Sound Recording (Dialogues)Vijayan
Sound Recording (Rerecording)Mahendra
Public RelationsD V Sudheendra
Dubbing ArtistMohan Juneja, Chandrakanth, Sathyanarayana Bhat, Sringeri Ramanna
sound effects editorV Rajan

Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. Screenings at Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, New York International Film Festival Of India Fukuoka Film Festival, Japan Durban International Film Festival International Film Festival of Rotterdam. Cinema Vintage Programme, IsolaCinema, KinoOtok

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