Monday, July 18, 2005


A film on the Third Gender …NAVARASA (Nine Emotions )

by Santosh Sivan,
the Cinematographer turned Director ( of “Malli “and “ Terrorist” fame) in Tamil showed in the Siri Fort was very thought provoking.

The protogonist , a 13 year old girl Sweta narrates the story of her uncle (chittappa) who happens to be woman traped in a male body…. eunuch in a normal family through her eyes ….of the complications the they go thru emotionally and otherwise… ,how family and society ostracizes them..

The real characters /events especially the Annual Festival at Villupuram and Koovagam have been captured poignantly to show the pain of being one from the third gender and their struggle for decent living.

I congratulated Mr Santosh Sivan who was present at the first screening of this film which is part of Indian Competition in the fest.

Also seen were Govind Nihalani, Mita Vasisht, Rajat Kapoor, Shehnaz Patel etc


At 7:55 AM, Blogger Manjusha said...

Sounds like an interesting movie!

At 9:55 AM, Blogger reva said...

hi uma

Lucky you,get to watch such interesting films and also meet famous personalities,keep updating about the films you see.

At 7:20 AM, Blogger Prabu Karthik said...


santosh is a very good director.
sema topic...

At 7:52 AM, Blogger >|' ; '| said...

the trouble with india is 9/10 things are some kind of taboo.

our social approach needs a redefinition.

this is next to impossible.

At 1:48 PM, Blogger sen said...

i envy you uma.

At 3:11 AM, Blogger JVC said...

nice posts. will keep visiting!

At 11:42 PM, Blogger One Helping said...

wow! sounds good. hopefully will be able to catch one of the movies before it ends.

At 7:50 AM, Blogger Dawn....सेहर said...

WOW..I never knew but for sure am gonna see this!!!

Thnx for letting me know!!!

liked ur blog :)

At 11:13 AM, Blogger Rashmi said...

Lucky You Uma! I'm turning all green.You have the cake & eat it too!

At 10:42 PM, Blogger RandomThoughts said...

I'm all green already uma!!
Lucky you!


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