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Friday Fri, 22 Nov 2019



Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

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.

The filmmaker will be present at the screening.

Watch the trailer here.

Director’s Statement

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.

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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.