Sunday, September 27, 2009


Young Vanaja (Mamatha Bhukya) goes to work as a maid servant at the local zamindar's house in the hope that the lady of the house will teach her Kuchipudi. Learn Kuchipudi she does but the landlady's son forces her to "dance" with him too. Soon the caste barriers prop up and the balance of justice in rural India is shown. A film that shows village life with grace and poignancy. If only the plot lines dwelt a tad more on the thought process of Vanaja...

Rating: * * +

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