Girish Kasaravalli’s maiden film Ghatashraddha (Pot Ritual, 1977) is a pathbreaking film in International cinema. The 26-year old filmmaker carved a niche for himself and Kannada cinema with this black & white film. Even a hard-to-please Jnanapeeth laureate U. R. Ananthamurthy, the story writer, as so impressed by this young filmmaker, he admitted that in Kasaravalli’s cine-transformation, his story had grown! During the centenary celebration of cinema in 1996, one of the international critiques listed this only Indian film among the ‘100 best films ever made’!
We will take this up for our discussion on Saturday, 09 July. Kindly view this film at your own leisure and according to your arrangements, and come prepared. We won’t have time to view this film in the class.