ApunKaChoice : Bollywood

HOME | SCOOP!! & NEWS | BOLLYWOOD

Suman Ranganathan'Devaki' raises women's issues
20th Nov 2005  12.32 IST
By Agencies  


'Devaki', a bilingual movie depicting the ignominious status of women in the Indian society will be released in theatres globally in January next year.

Based on a real-life incident, the movie, directed by Bappaditya Bandopadhyay, made both in Hindi and English, showcases the lives of two women coming from strikingly different backgrounds, and seeks to show that irrespective of social conditions, literacy levels and economic status, women are still treated as "commodity" in Indian society.




While the portions depicting the rural backdrop are in Hindi with English sub-titles, the story track with urban backdrop is in English with Hindi sub-titles.

Starring Bollywood actor Suman Ranganathan in the title role and Perizaad Zorabian as the other protagonist, Devaki had its world premiere at the Osian Cinefan Asian Film Festival in July this year.

Since then it has travelled to Montreal Fest, Tamecula International Film Festival in California, Idaho International Film Festival in US and Rio De Janeiro International Film Festival in Brazil. It was also nominated for the best feature film at Sao Paulo International Film Festival in Brazil, Ashville International Film Festival and Global Knight Malta International Film Festival in US.

After having participated in nine major international film festivals, 'Devaki' is now heading for the Florida Global Peace Film Festival.

Bandopadhyay said the film was based on a real-life incident where a tribal woman named Devaki was sold for Rs 5,000 in an open auction in Pandhana, a sub-division of Khandwa district in Madhya Pradesh, on January 4, 2003. Devaki and other girls of the Bhil tribe were put up for sale at a function attended by a minister. This was the cover story of The Week magazine, the film's director said and added that this incident inspired him to depict the story on screen.



Related
Suman Ranganathan
Perizaad Zorabian
Devaki





Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Poonam Pandey | Sherlyn Chopra | Alia Bhatt | New Hindi Movies

Hot or not: Sakshi Chaudhary is Bollywood’s new Julie
'Julie' sequel to star newbie Sakshi Chaudhary
Spotted: Juhi Chawla prays at Kalighat temple in Kolkata
Check out: Bloodied Sooraj Pancholi shoots 'Hero' with Athiya Shetty
On the sets: Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Manoj Bajpayee shooting for ‘Tevar’
Aishwarya Rai very excited about Mani Ratnam film: Abhishek Bachchan
Photoshoot: Jacqueline Fernandez stuns as a sensuous bride on Hi! Blitz
Karan Johar’s father wanted him to be an actor
Only Mohit Suri can explore depth of 'Humari Adhuri Kahani': Mahesh Bhatt
Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor to move in together?
Happy New Year: Shahrukh Khan gifts car to Farah Khan
Hrithik Roshan seeks medical advice from fans on Twitter
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ clip: Mutants VS Sentinels
'Saxx Ki Dukaan' an interesting sex comedy: Vir Das
Shahid Kapoor and Tabu’s forbidden relationship in 'Haider'!
'Youngistaan' sequel in the works

AKC HOT INDEX

ECARDS > Valentines Day, New Year, Diwali, Birthday, Valentines, Love, Christmas
CardWeaver.com > Birthday, Holi

MOVIES


celebs wallpapers the celeb A-Z
who's in Freida Pinto | Anushka Sharma | Katrina Kaif | Deepika Padukone | Ranbir Kapoor | Dev Patel | Aishwarya Rai | Abhishek Bachchan | Imran Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Salman Khan | Aamir Khan | Hrithik Roshan | Akshay Kumar | Zayed Khan | Saif Ali Khan | John Abraham | Shahid Kapur | Kareena Kapoor | Vidya Balan | Priyanka Chopra | Rani Mukherjee | Mallika Sherawat | Bipasha Basu | Preity Zinta | Kajol | Neha Dhupia | Sameera Reddy | Juhi Chawla | Karisma Kapoor | Madhuri Dixit | Chitrangada Singh | Payal Rohatgi | Sneha Ullal | Mahima Chaudhary | Meghna Naidu | Rakhi Sawant | Bhumika Chawla | Lisa Ray | Dimple Kapadia | Ayesha Takia | Dia Mirza | Sushmita Sen | Amisha Patel | Esha Deol | Amrita Rao | Amrita Arora | Genelia D'Souza | Arjun Rampal | Amitabh Bachchan | Vivek Oberoi | Raima Sen | Riya Sen | Rekha | Rimi Sen | Nigar Khan | Tanushree Dutta | Yana Gupta | Shilpa Shetty | Celina Jaitley | Sonam Kapoor | Neha Oberoi | Nisha Rawal | Manjari Fadnis | Kamal Haasan | Rajnikant | Asin | Sanjay Dutt | Shahid Kapoor | Sherlyn Chopra | Farhan Akhtar | Prachi Desai | Mandira Bedi | Shahana Goswami | Konkona Sen Sharma | Kangana Ranaut | Mugdha Godse | Masumeh Makhija | Minissha Lamba | Nandana Sen | Malaika Arora | Shweta Kumar | Namitha | Kalki Koechlin | Mahi Gill | Shakeela | Lara Dutta | A R Rahman | Trisha | Shruti Haasan | Neetu Chandra | Shriya Saran | Padma Lakshmi | Emma Watson | Kelly Clarkson | Britney Spears | Anne Hathaway | Anjana Sukhani | Tila Tequila | Soha Ali Khan | Priyamani | Sonal Chauhan | Vaishali Desai | Jackky Bhagnani | Kristen Stewart | Robert Pattinson | Neil Nitin Mukesh | Shiney Ahuja | more...