review of the film, and this blog post at the Ancient Indians - Satya Samhita blog lays out the basic plot illustrated with videos.
Midway through the film, Venkatasubbaiah is invited to witness the performance of a Tanjore dancer who has made the challenge that the kingdom has no dancers to equal her. She gives a beautiful Bharatanatyam performance and is then followed by a local dancer for whom Venkatasubbaiah lends his beautiful voice. The scene is shot at the lovely Chitradurga Fort.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The 1982 Hindi film Sanam Teri Kasam went straight onto my never-ending "must find" list after I read on an online forum that Kamal Hassan's character was forced to dance Kuchipudi in a run-in with some hijras! Turns out there's not much "classical" dance in the scene, but it's still quite entertaining. Especially Kamal's svelte midriff-baring getup which I think takes the cake even over his tight trousers in Nizhal Nijamakirathu.