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Sundari videorecordingAn actor prepares produced by Majlis ; direced by Madhusree Dutta

By: Dutta, Madhusree.
Contributor(s): Dutta, Madhusree | Majlis (Organization).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Bombay Madhusree Dutta c2004Description: 1 videodisc (30 min.) sd., col 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): actors -- India | biography -- India | culture -- India | gender -- India | theatre -- India | performing arts -- IndiaGenre/Form: Documentary -- Feature.DDC classification: 818.5407
Contents:
Jayshankar Sundari was a popular female impersonator of the Gujarati stage in early 20th century Bombay. Basing itself on a play by Anuradha Kapur, and looking at the work of eminent painters Bhupen Khakkar and Nilima Sheikh, the film articulates the process of his journey from boy to man and simultaneously from male to female. Through his story the film explores ideas of femininity and performance, in the context of contemporary gender discourses and politics of acting.
Production Credits: Camera, Avijit Mukul Kishore ; editing, Shyamal Karmakar ; sound, P.D. Valson
Awards: Premiered at Oberhausen short film festival.Summary:
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Jayshankar Sundari was a popular female impersonator of the Gujarati stage in early 20th century Bombay. Basing itself on a play by Anuradha Kapur, and looking at the work of eminent painters Bhupen Khakkar and Nilima Sheikh, the film articulates the process of his journey from boy to man and simultaneously from male to female. Through his story the film explores ideas of femininity and performance, in the context of contemporary gender discourses and politics of acting.

Camera, Avijit Mukul Kishore ; editing, Shyamal Karmakar ; sound, P.D. Valson

DVD ; PAL.

In English and Hindi with English subtitles.

Premiered at Oberhausen short film festival.

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