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Lokapriya (2000)

Lokapriya & Rasikapriya DVD

(Two Films by Arun Khopkar)

Arun Khopkar


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A Visual Journey into the Heart of Music


Lokapriya (2000)

Also Known As: Lokpriya

Country: India

Language: Hindi

Year: 2000

Color/BW: COLOR

Category: Documentary, Short Film


Description

Music has the capacity to breathe life into a cinematic image. The evolution of Hindi film music has been shaped by technological changes in the recording industry as well as other cultural forces like the local Ramlila tradition, the narrative structures of Hindi films and the rising prominence of women characters within those narratives. But despite these wide range of influences, what remains central to Hindi film music is the way the sounds, lyrics and notes touch a chord with the common man. From the streets of Bombay, to the local barber shops and the booming remixes floating in urban clubs that has generations of youth gyrating to the beats - very few spaces have been left untouched by Hindi music. The director's musical journey is accompanied by equally joyous camera movements and thus, manages to provide a nuanced understanding of the elements of Hindi film music and how the orchestra, percussion and western influences created a harmonious confluence of unique musical patterns.



Director: Arun Khopkar


Rasikapriya (2000)

Country: India

Year: 2000

Color/BW: COLOR

Category: Documentary, Short Film


Description

Rasikapriya is a cinematic exploration - the camera's desperate attempt to "see" music. The journey becomes a meditation on Indian rock paintings, sculptures, nature and cities and what the camera manages to create is a canvas of vivid calligraphic designs that often allude to poetry and rhythms of Indian classical music. The terminology of Indian classical music like Khayal and Dhrupad are examined through this canvas. The perfect cinematic gesture is perhaps created when architecture, monumentality, pillared arches, the curve of the rock caves or the drop of waterfall meets a musical moment and we realize that both abstraction and concreteness have emerged from generations of influences.



Director: Arun Khopkar


Format: DVD

Label: Enlighten

Catalog No: EFC D101

DVD Region: All Region

No Of Disks: 1

Subtitles: English

Video: PAL

Additional Notes

Lokapriya
Runtime 29 minutes

Rasikapriya (No Dialogue)
Runtime 28 minutes