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NCPA Flashback – Ambikapathy

August 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Free

Classic Indian Films

Tamil/1957/B&W-Col /187 mins

This is the legendary tale of 11th-century court poet Kambar. The love story between the lower-caste poet Ambikapathy (Ganesan) and Princess Amaravati (Bhanumathi) is mapped on to a disagreement between Kambar, who is translating the Ramayana into Tamil, and his son and modern disciple, Ambikapathy, who critiques the translation for its acceptance of caste divisions. The spectacular end has the king challenging Ambikapathy to improvise 108 songs in praise of chaste love. The poet miscalculates and his last song is a passionate love song addressed to the princess, for which he is sentenced to death.

Direction & Dialogue by

  1. Neelakantan

Screenplay by Sakthi Krishnaswamy, Chinna Annamalai, M. Lakshmanan

Cast: P. Bhanumathi, Sivaji Ganesan, M.K. Radha, M.N. Nambiar & others

Details

Date:
August 24, 2017
Time:
6:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.ncpamumbai.com/event/ncpa-flashback-ambikapathy

Organiser

An NCPA-NFAI Presentation

Venue

Little Theatre, NCPA
NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021 India
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Website:
ncpamumbai.com

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