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'Angulimala' for 2 Fests!

Saturday, November 9, 2013 • Tamil Comments
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Sri Harsha Productions BK Srinivas making commercial and offbeat films in his career in cinema is enjoying the proud moment because of highly ranked literary personality and director of Kannada cinema Prof Baraguru Ramachandrappa.

A film on non violence by Sri Harsha Productions in the direction of Prof Baraguru Ramachandrappa has been selected for Lahore Film Festival and also for the International Film festival at Kolkata.

Prof Baraguru Ramachandrappa releasing a communication he has received from Rafi Peer Film Festival, Lahore, Pakistan expressed his happiness at the selection of such a country. The 3rd Annual Rafi Peer Film Festival will be held at Rafi Peer Cultural Center says Muhammad Umar Saeed, Festival Curator Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop. Feature film, feature documentary, Short Film, Short Documentary, Animation, Experimental/Art films are the categories screened at this three days festival.

According to Bargur, the movie, which has been completed, has also been selected for the screening at the International Forum of Cinema section of the Kolkata International Film Festival which will be hled from November 10-17. ``Angulimala is basically a dacoit. Gauthama Buddha reforms him and makes him to quit himsa (violence) and brings him to ahimsa (non-violence) stream. After studying books on Angulimala, I have given contemporary interpretation of Angulimala. I narrate that Angulimala was a terror at that time and kings found it difficult to nab him. And there is terrorism even now. I have interpreted him to the present day context. It is a period movie.’’

The movie has Saikumar donning the role of Angulimala and Raghu Mukherjee in Buddha’s role. Other artistes include Jayanthi, Mukhya Manthri Chandru, Vathsala Mohan, Girija Lokesh and Hamsa.

‘Angulimala’ has cinematography by Nagaraj Advani, music by V Manohar and Suresh Urs has edited the film.

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