Out of the two movies that were left we watched one over the week and one during the first half of class.
Mriagayaa is a 1976 Indian period drama film directed by Mrinal Sen and produced by K. Rajeshwara Rao. It is based on a short story by Bhagbati Charan Panigrahi, called “Inaam”. The film portrayed the relationship between the British colonialists and native villagers, and their exploitation by Indian landlords in 1920s India. It also depicts the friendship between a British administrator, who has a flair for game hunting, and a native tribal, who is an expert archer. The lead actors, Mithun Chakraborty and Mamata Shankar, both made their cinematic debuts through the film.
Sankarabharanam is a 1980 Indian Telugu-language musical drama film written and directed by K. Viswanath. Produced by Edida Nageswara Rao under the production company Poornodaya Art Creations, Sankarabharanamstarred J. V. Somayajulu, Manju Bhargavi, Chandramohan and Rajyalakshmi. The soundtrack was composed by K. V. Mahadevanand remained a chartbuster. The film throws light on the chasm between Classical and Western Music based on the perspective of people from two different generations. It is a story of a rare and exceptional bond between the master of classical music Sankara Sastry and his admirer Tulasi, a woman from a family of prostitutes.
We then discussed with sir our take away and understanding of the movies along with the mind maps we had made. We spoke in detail about the symbolism present, what each movie represented, etc. Sir then asked us to make a mind map for the entire era highlighting the major themes of the time.