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Kanooru Heggadithi (1999)

Kanooru Heggadithi VCD

Cast: Girish Karnad, Srinivasa Prabhu

Director: Girish Karnad


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Kanooru Heggadithi (1999)

Also Known As: Mistress of the House of Kanooru

Country: India

Language: Kannada

Year: 1999

Color/BW: COLOR

Category: Feature Film

Genre: Drama


Description

Kanooru Heggadithi is significant because it marks Girish Karnad's return to film direction after over a decade. Shashi Kapoor's Utsav in Hindi, was the last film for which he wielded the megaphone.

Kuvempu's novel has been held in high reverence by literary circles for the past five decades for its highly evocative and authentic recreation of the feudalism of the pre-independence days, when man was supreme and the woman was invariably held in abject subjugation.

Subbamma, the mistress of the house is a born rebel and spurs even an unfriendly cluster of women folk around her in the sprawling habitat into periodic acts of defiance. And, when Chandre Gowda dies a miserable death, groaning under the weight of his own tyranny and subsequent repentance as it were, handing over the mantle to her, she revolts by her own brand of promiscuity, as if to avenge all the wrongs done by man to woman. She destroys herself in the end, of course, but not without putting up a brave fight against machismo.

The film ends with Hooviah, a liberal intellectual of those barbaric and feudal days, steeped in his study of the great thinkers of the day in an ambience hardly conducive to such cerebral quests, inheriting the mantle after all the practitioners and beneficiaries of feudalism have had their desserts. This is where the social relevance of Kanooru Heggadithi lies, even in the present day, when society is breathing easy, helping itself to the layers of fresh thoughts and attitudes.



Cast: Girish Karnad, Srinivasa Prabhu, Tara, Mallika Prasad

Director: Girish Karnad

Music Director: B V Karanth

Story: Kuvempu


Format: VCD

Label:Rudraa

Catalog No: RMVCD 0032

No Of Disks: 2

Subtitles: English