The Times of India has us pinned down as "Happening Highderabad". Fair enough, though we've been aware our hip status for a while now. TOI has put together a Cinema Festival, screening films that capture snapshots of Hyderabad. That must be why the newspaper is bellowing endlessly, "Hyderabad as the hero!"
This time round, it is Rangula Kala (1983), that will be screened as part of the ongoing film celebration. Directed by the prodigious B Narsing Rao, the film captures an artist's (B Narsing Rao) dilemma regarding his life and the canvas. The apparent contradictions see a possible resolution only when the painter begins to depict his own experiences, through the medium of paint and brush.
Steering clear of commercial cinema, this renowned art film maker brings to the screen not just "a thing of beauty" but also, a penetrating portrayal of the complexities inherent, in the pursuit of art. The film cast includes Sai Chand, Rupa and Gaddar. Rangula Kala bagged the national award for the Best Telugu Film of the year.
Please contact Sushil Rao of Times of India at 2335-5335 extn 4325 or Prasads IMAX at 2344-8888 for further details.