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MAYABAZAR by K M Madhusudhanan

(Telugu with English subtitles, 60 minutes)

This is a film on Surabhi, a 120-year old travelling theatre company from Andhra Pradesh. Envisaged as a journey with the repertory company, the film, examines the everyday activities of these travelling actors and their families, rehearsals, exercises, the staging of the plays based on the epics and the puranas, the audience, sets, make-up and costume design. The film also explores the traces of Parsi theatre, silent cinema from the Phalke era and the paintings of Ravi Verma in the design of the theatre company’s sets and costumes.

Time Schedule

22nd January 2020 @ 8:45 pm


Alternative Space 1

Supported by IFA