B.V. Karanth on Art House Cinema
CRUSHED WINGS is the first drama film of its kind on Female Genital Mutilation – also known as FGM – on the harsh reality of this brutal, increasingly widespread cultural ritual.
Akramana (The Conquest) is a 1979 Kannada film directed by Girish Kasaravalli. It had Vijaya Kashi, Vaishali Kasaravalli, Padmashree and Chandrakumar Jain in the lead roles. The film is a psychodrama revolving around its three protagonists, their struggle to break free from the limitations of family and tradition, and the ultimate acceptance of the realities of life.
Sukhdev was certainly the greatest Indian documentary film-maker that ever lived. A gentle, a clown, an extraordinary friend, Sukhdev had no pretension to him, He could not brook pettiness, puffery or prudery.