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Gulabi talkeesu = Gulabi talkies (2008)
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DVD 020 343
Gulabi talkeesu
Alternate titles:
Gulabi talkies
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The film is set in the late 1990s among the fishing communities around Kundapura, in the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka. The impulsive midwife Gulabi is the protagonist, whose one passion is the cinema. She leads a lonely life in an island inhabited by fisher folk. Her husband Musa, a small-time fish-selling agent, has deserted her and is living happily with his second wife Kunjipathu and their child Adda. A family gifts her a television with a satellite dish antenna in gratitude after she attends to a difficult delivery. The arrival of the first color TV in her small island village heralds great changes in the sleepy hamlet. The Kargil War of 1999 and the rise of communalism in Karnataka provide the backdrop to the film. The communal stereotyping of Muslims following the Kargil War finds an echo in the village. The tension between the small fishermen of the village and a Muslim businessman (who is actually never shown throughout the film) with a growing fleet of commercial trawlers acquires a communal colour.
Basanth Productions ; direction, Girish Kasaravalli ; producers, Amruth Patil, Basanthkumar Patil.
Anamorphic wide screen.
Bangalore, India : Sri Ganesh Video, c2012.
In Kannada; optional subtitles in English.
1 DVD (123 min.) : sound, color
Basanth Productions
Kāsarvaḷḷi, Girīśa
Patil, Amruth
Patil, Basanthkumar
Umasri, K.G. Krishna Murthy, Poornima Mohan.
Cinematography, S. Ramachandra Aithal; editors, S. Manohar, M.N. Swamy; music, Isaac Thomas Kottukapally.
Based on the short story Gulabi talkeesu / by Vaidēhi.
Videodisc release of a motion picture produced in 2008.
Aspect ratio
Vaidēhi Film adaptations.
Women India Drama.
Villages India Drama.
Technology Social aspects Drama.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Motion pictures, Indic.
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Location: Storage
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Film adaptations
Genre: Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Genre: Motion pictures, Indic
Year: 2000s
Spoken language: Kannada
Subtitles: English
Title: Gulabi talkeesu = Gulabi talkies
Director: Kāsarvaḷḷi, Girīśa
Actor: Krishnamurthy, K. G
Actor: Mohan, Poornima
Musical score composer: Koṭṭukapalli, Aisāk Thāmas
Production studio: Basanth Productions
Screenplay: Adaptations
Film technique: Live action
Cover image available: Yes