Premier Screening of the Film

Written, Directed and Narrated by Neeta Jain Duhaut

Chief Guests:

  • Dr. K.V. Ramana Chary, Adviser (Culture, Tourism, Youth) Govt. of Telengana
  • Mr. Eric Lavrtu, Consul General for France for Karnataka, Andra Pradesh and Telangana
  • In the presence of the Film Director, Neeta Jain-Duhaut

_DSC6464The film portrays the extraordinary world of Sri Venkateshwara Natya Mandali Surabhi, a family of theatre artists who have a continued tradition of performing mythological plays for more than 128 years. Meticulously applied make-up, colorful backdrops, lustrous costumes and magic created through innovative tricks are the forte of Surabhi. The 65 members of the family live around their theatre in Hyderabad. Life and drama are so intertwined that it is impossible to sepatate home from stage. The documentary also follows the troupe to France to witness their encounter with another culture. Will they be able to recreate their world in a land so far…?