Naach Bhikhari Naach

Date : Tue, 10 Jul 2018
Time : 7:00 PM

About the Event

DOC FILM. Kriti Film Club Screening. Naach Bhikhari Naach (Bhojpuri with Eng Subtitles/2018/72mins) Dir. Jainendra Dost & Shilpi Gulati. “Naach” is a form of traditional folk theatre from Bihar. In this, male artists often cross dress as women and are referred to as ‘laundas’. The most legendary name in this tradition is Bhikari Thakur’s—popularly known as the ‘Shakespeare of Bhojpuri.’ The film follows the last four Naach performers to have worked with him and creates a visual archive of their performance tradition. Followed by a discussion with the filmmakers. Venue: Gulmohar

     
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