30.09. - 09.10.2021

Gulabi Talkies India 2009 | 122 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Girish Kasaravalli

Girish Kasaravalli, born in 1950, has worked as scriptwriter and director since 1975 (“Avasesh”). He is the recipient of numerous international and national film awards. His work includes “Deweepa” (2001), “Haseena” (2004) and “Naayi Neralu” (2006).

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It is not easy for midwife Gulabi (Umashree): a Muslim among Hindus in a fishing village in South India. After her husband leaves her, she has but few friends left. She keeps her spirits up with the help of the cinema, which she is almost addicted to. Her life– and that of her neighbours – changes completely when she is given a TV set. An adaptation of a short story by feminist author Vaidehi, this comedy touches on topics rarely treated in Indian cinema: consumption critique, economic reform, social discrimination.
Original title: Gulabi Talkies
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Kannada
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Girish Kasaravalli
Screenplay: Girish Kasaravalli
Cast: Umashree, K.G. Krishnamurthy, M.D. Pallavi, Praveera
Producer: Basantkumar Patil, Amrita Patil
Director of Photography: S. Ramachandra Aithal
Production Design:
Editor: M.N. Swamy, S.Manohar
Sound: 0
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Format: 35 mm
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Production: Basant Productions, 176.6th Cross. Gandhinagar, 560009 Bangalore, India, Tel: +91 94484 66810, email:


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