Tuesday, April 29, 2008
| 2:17:30 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
0 Comments | 795 Views | Copyright: IANS
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) 'Pranali - The Tradition', a movie that highlights the ills of the temple dancer custom still prevalent in some parts of the country, is releasing May 2.
Harward Entertainment's maiden venture will be released simultaneously in four languages - Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.
The movie takes a stand on the stigma attached to the temple dancers (devdasis). It tries to make people aware of how low caste vulnerable village girls are forced into this in the name of religion only to be exploited by influential upper caste people.
Through a dramatic story, the movie bares the thin dividing line that exists between the temple dancer tradition and the profession of prostitution among devdasis.
According to this custom, virgin girls are married off to the presiding deities of some temples in the name of service to the god. There they become temple dancers. Far too often, the dancers are forced into prostitution.
The movie revolves round a village girl called Pranali (Nargis). Forced into being a devdasi, she fights to free herself from the shackles of the vested interests who want to perpetuate the tradition in order to serve themselves.
Though, by custom, she is not allowed to rear children, Pranali vows to bring up her illegitimate son like a normal child. How she takes up the battle against the custom and how her fight inspires other devdasis to liberate themselves is what the movie is about.
Bollywood singer Kaliash Kher makes his debut as music director with the movie and collaborates with composers Paresh and Naresh.
Dance plays a key role in 'Pranali' and well-known exponent of Kathak dance Pandit Birju Maharaj has given dancing tips to choreographer Saroj Khan for the film. He had earlier supervised a part of the choreography in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Devdas'.
Upendra Limaye, Raman Trikha, Sudha Chandran, Dipshikha, Vinay Apte and others are part of the cast.
The popular casts of the show will soon be flying to Hong Kong to ...
Check out this bubbly girl who has wooed many hearts with her cute ...
Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is busy with her international debut ...
Actress Deepika Padukone hopes that the team of "Tamasha" is able to ...
Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.
Popular Channels :Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK
Quick Links :Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index