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DOCUMENTARY DOUBLE BILL
In Praise Of That Angel Face
As one of the last great courtesans of India Begum Akhtar was called Malika-e Ghazal (Queen of the Ghazal) for her legendary voice. She sang the ghazal, dadra and thumri genres of north Indian Hindustani classical music. This gem of a documentary weaves together rare footage and stories of those who remember her with fondness.
Cert U (64 mins)
Director: Nirmal Chander Dandriyal
Cast: Yatindra Mishra, Saleem Kidwai, Shruti Sadolikar Katkar
Hindi & Urdu | 2016 | Subtitled
Tracing the origin of south Indian Carnatic classical music, painting a vivid picture of legendary percussionist Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman.
A documentary by the ace Cinematographer and cine Director, Mr Rajiv Menon, ‘Overtone’ is a film on Umayalpuram K Sivaraman. The film traces the origin of carnatic music, paints a vivid picture on the early days of Sri Sivaraman, his bani, the highlights of his style as he accompanies legends of Carnatic music and fusion music. Importantly, the film conveys the personality of Sri Sivaraman through some beautiful visuals and narratives that makes the viewer glued to the screen, as is customary by Mr Rajiv Menon
Cert U (32 mins)
Director: Rajiv Menon
Cast: Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman
Tamil | 2016 | Subtitled