In Girish Kasaravalli’s gently philosophical character piece, a humble, low-level civil servant cast as the lead in a popular TV serial chronicling the life of Gandhi finds uncanny echoes between his own life and that of the legendary leader — and sets out to correct their mutual failings. –TIFF
Girish Kasaravalli (born 1949) (Kannada: ಗಿರೀಶ್ ಕಾಸರವಳ್ಳಿ) is a noted film director, and one of the pioneers of the Parallel Cinema in Kannada cinema, who has won National Film Award for Best Film four times, Ghatashraddha (1977), Tabarana Kathe (1986), Thaayi Saheba (1997) and Dweepa (2001).
A gold medalist from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, Girish Kasaravalli started his career in films with Ghatashraddha (1977), over the next 30 years he directed eleven films and a tele serial. The film he made to fulfill his diploma Avashesh was awarded the Best Student Film. Avashesh also won the President’s Silver Lotus Award for the best Short Film of that year.
Girish Kasaravalli was born in Kesalur, a village in the Tirthahalli taluk in Shimoga district in 1949 to Ganesh Rao and Lakshmi Devi. He had his primary education in Kesalur and middle school education in Kammaradi. Hailing from a family… read more