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Mani Kaul

Siddheswari

Edition 1990
96' - 1989 - Music/Musical - Dialogue: Hindi
Director: Mani Kaul Composer: Siddheswari Devi With: Mita Vashisht, Siddheswari Devi, Ranjana Srivastava, Pandit Narayan Misra, Shravani Mukherjee, Malviya, Anoop Misra
Siddheswari is a dialogue with a life, the music known as thumri and its tradltlon, which names itself Gandharva, referring to the celestial musicians of lndra's court. The tradition seeks its origin in the Mahabharata tale of Urvashi's love for Arjuna, hls spuming her and her curse which leaves him neither man nor woman as a singer/dancer in the courts of Virata. Siddheswarl does not follow a linear narrative, but, like thumri, plays with the fundamentals: observing Slddhi as a young girl in her aunt Rajeshwari's home, her first attempts at singing, her passionate, silent, secret learning from the Sarangi teacher Siyaj Maharaj.

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Credits

Director

Mani Kaul

Composer

Siddheswari Devi

With

Mita Vashisht, Siddheswari Devi, Ranjana Srivastava, Pandit Narayan Misra, Shravani Mukherjee, Malviya, Anoop Misra

Scenario

Mani Kaul

Director of Photography

Piyush Shah

Editor

Lalitha Krishna

Producer

Mani Kaul, Lalitha Krishna

More information

Dialogue

Hindi

Countries of production

India

Year

1989

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