Scribbles on Akka

Scribbles on Akka [2000]




60 minutes | Format: 35mm

Language: Kannada/Hindi/English


Synopsis:


 

Scribbles on Akka is a short film on the life and work of the 12th century saint poet, Mahadevi Akka. Her radical poems, written with the female body as a metaphor, have been composed and picturised in contemporary musical language.

 

Mahadevi, famed as Akka – elder sister, while leaving the domestic arena in search of God, also abandoned modesty and clothing. The film explores the meaning of this denial through the work of contem­porary artists and writers and testimonies of ordinary folks who nurtured her image through centuries in their folklores and oral literature.

 

A celebration of rebellion, feminity and legacy down nine hundred years.


 


Credits:

 

Script & Direction : Madhusree Dutta

 

Song Composition : Ilyaraja

 

Camera : A Mukul Kishor, R V Ramani

 

Editing : Shyamal Karmakar

 

Background Music : Shantanu Maitra

 

Main Artistes : Seema Biswas, Sabitri Heisnam, Harish Khanna