Kannada Film Screening: Uppina Kagada (Sand Paper), 16/5 6:30pm
In association with Suchitra - www.suchitra.org.
Sand Paper is used as metaphor in Uppina Kagada. A Young girl (Nayana) goes in search of her Father whom she has not seen since the day she was born. Her search leads her to a carpenter (Aachari) who has not spoken a word for more than two decades except for singing. Young girl's questions makes him reveal the greatest truths of life to the Young Girl.
In this world which is getting polarised by caste & religion “Uppina Kagada” uses Sand paper as a metaphor to talk about harmony.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
B. Suresha, a theatre practitioner started his cinema journey as child actor in Girish Kasaravalli's Ghatashradha. He has directed five films Artha, Tapori, Puttakkana Highway, DevaraNadalli, Uppina Kagada. He has won Best Regional film National award for Puttakkana Highway, Best Director and Best Film award from Karnataka state for Artha.
UPPINA KAGADA has won the NETPAC JURY INTERNATIONAL AWARD at BIFFES 2016.
B. Suresha has penned scripts for 30 commercial cinemas, written 18 plays. He has worked extensively for television. B. Suresha has produced 3 films and has won SwarnaKamal as Best Childrens’ film for Gubbachigalu, Naanu Nanna Kanasu, Sakkare did well at box office. Uppina Kagada [Sand Paper] is B. Suresha's fifth film as director.
Uppina Kagada talks about identities and identityless inclusiveness. In a world of disparity, we as film makers should talk more about pluralities and inclusiveness of our society. This film is also an experiment on using visual as text. Use of silence to create multiple levels of meaning was the basic idea which helped me in constructing this film.
CHARACTERS | ARTIST
Aachari | T.S. Nagabharana
Chinnaiah | Mandya Ramesh
Nayana | Apoorva Bharadwaj
Navila | Murali Sringeri
Story & Direction: B. Suresha
Screenplay: B. Suresha & Chetana Thirthahalli
Dialogue: B. Suresha & Chetana Thirthahalli
Make up: Kantharaj
Sound Design & Recording: Kumar Velan
Art Director: Shashidhar Adapa
Editing: Prakash Karinja
Director of Photography: Advaitha Gurumurthy
Lyrics: Chethana Thirthahalli, B. Suresha, Jayant Kaikini
Music: V. Harikrishna
Banner: Media House Studio
Producer: Shylaja Nag
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Shylaja Nag is an actress and an entrepreneur. She started Media House Studio about two decades ago and has produced about ten thousand hours of television content. Shylaja Nag has produced seven feature films. She has won Golden Lotus National Award for Gubbachigalu in 2008, Best Regional Film National Award, BIFFES Best film for Puttakkana Highway in 2011, Best Film Award for Artha by Karnataka Government. Her movies have been screened in various international festivals across the globe. She also owns a Music Company D Beats. Uppina Kagada is her 7th feature film production.