Vanaja


Vanaja
The picture's title character is the fifteen-year-old daughter of a financially troubled fisherman, living and coming of age in a seaside village in India. Vanaja's heart longs to enter the household of local landlady under whose tutelage she can master the South Indian narrative dance. She is accepted as a protege, but trouble brews when the landlady's son returns from the US and casts his eyes on the new pupil ... trouble that threatens to rob Vanaja of her new position within the house and her honour in the eyes of the village, while forever stealing her innocence. In Telugu language with English subtitles.

99 minutes.
No persons under 13.
Drama, Female interest, Bollywood, On the art circuit.

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Credits

Cast
Mamatha Bhukya, Urmila Dammannagari, Ramachandriah Marikanti, Krishnamma Gundimalla, Karan Singh
Director
Rajnesh Domalpalli
ScreenplayRajnesh Domalpalli
MusicIndira Amperiani, Bhaskara S. Narayanan
CinematographyMilton Kam
EditingRobert Q. Lovett, Rajnesh Domappalli
Sound formatsDolby Digital EX
Made in2006
Produced byVarija Films, Vanaja The Film

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexSexual experimentation, implied
ViolenceLow impact, but includes a rape.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
15
Die Burger
Francois Bloemhof
10
The Citizen
David Jenkin
12
24.com
Natalie Sineke
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconA beautiful and heart-touching film from India.
20

What the People say

Internet
148 Netizens quote iconAmazing cast of non-actors; not a feel-good film, highlighting class boundaries in rural South India
15

Average .. 73%

15

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