Duration: 112 Minutes, 2019, India
Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor: R V Ramani
Featuring: Bhanumathi Rao, Maya Krishna Rao, Tara Rao
Bhanumathi Rao, in her younger days, was a dancer and a theatre actor. Today in her mid-nineties, she lives with her two daughters – Maya Krishna Rao, a contemporary solo theatre practitioner based in Delhi and Tara Rao, who works as human rights campaigner in Bengaluru. Bhanumathi, an elegant and witty woman, whose hearing and memory doesn’t usually stand up, has led an enigmatic, passionate, yet a simple and pragmatic life. Filming Bhanumathi in Delhi and Bengaluru, with her daughters nudging her, the filmmaker takes the audience on a journey of life and performance, through the spasms of memory, complexities of relationships, love and a reflection of what could constitute a beautiful mind.
Watch the trailer here.
The filmmaker will be present at the screening
When Maya, casually introduced me to her mother Bhanumathi, I instantly experienced a deep connection with her. I could sense her mind and I wanted to understand and explore this connection. I soon asked Maya, if I could make a film with her mother. The film for me turned out to be an exposition of this connection, a beautiful experience of life, which will allow an audience to connect deeply with their own lives and relationships.
R V Ramani
R.V. Ramani, is a Cinematographer and Documentary Filmmaker, based in Chennai and in Delhi. With more than 25 Independent films to his credit, he has established a unique style of his own, making impressionistic personal documentaries. He is a graduate from FTII, Pune and a teacher, conducting regular workshops at many Institutions and is a Visiting Professor at the Ambedkar University Delhi. His films and Retrospectives have been screened in many International Film Festivals and in other platforms. He is presently working on many feature documentaries.