Sringaram

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Sringaram
Directed by Sharada Ramanathan
Screenplay by Indra Soundar Rajan
Story by Sharada Ramanathan
Starring Aditi Rao Hydari
Manoj K. Jayan
Hamsa Moily
Shashikumar
Y. Gee. Mahendra
Music by Lalgudi Jayaraman
Cinematography Madhu Ambat
Edited by A. Sreekar Prasad
Production
  company
Golden Square Films
Distributed by GV Films [1]
Release date(s)
  • October 5, 2007 (2007-10-05)
Running time 117 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Sringaram is a 2007 Indian Tamil period-drama film directed by debutant Sharada Ramanathan, a popular dancer. Co-written by novelist Indra Soundar Rajan and produced by Padmini Ravi, herself a dancer,[2][3] it stars Aditi Rao Hydari, in her feature film debut, in the lead role, alongside Manoj K. Jayan, Hamsa Moily and Y. Gee. Mahendra. The film depicts the life of a Devadasi during the 1920s.[4] Sringaram became highly critically acclaimed, winning three prizes at the 53rd National Film Awards and two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards,[5][6] besides being screened at several international film festivals, much prior to its theatrical release on 5 October 2007.[7]

Cast[edit]

Accolades[edit]

53rd National Film Awards[8]
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards 2005[9]

The film was screened at following film festivals:

Soundtrack[edit]

The film's score and soundtrack were composed by renowned violinist Padma Bhushan Lalgudi Jayaraman. The soundtrack album features 14 tracks, most of them sung by carnatic musicians. Lyrics were penned by Swati VAR. Jayaraman eventually won a National Film Award for Best Music Direction for the film's score.[21] Sringaram is notably his first and till date only work for a feature film.[22]

  1. Title Music
  2. Mallari - Injukkudi Brothers
  3. Nattu Purappadal (Folk Song) - T. L. Maharajan & O. S. Arun
  4. Yen Indha Mayamo (Hamir Kalyani) - Bombay Jayashri Ramnath
  5. Mudal Mariyadai (Salutation) - Swati Srikrishna & Hamsi
  6. Mamara Thopila - O. S. Arun
  7. Ninaival Yennai - Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi
  8. Three Seasons - GJR Krishnan, Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, Swati, Revathy Meera & Orchestra
  9. Yen Indha Mayamo (Hamir Kalyani - Solo) - S. Sowmya
  10. Akaram- Swati Srikrishna & Hamsi
  11. Mudal Mariyadai (Salutation) - Swati Srikrishna & Hamsi
  12. Nattu Purappadal (Folk Song) - T. L. Maharajan & O. S. Arun
  13. Harathi - Swati Srikrishna, Meera & Hamsi
  14. Three Seasons - GJR Krishnan, Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, Swati, Revathy Meera & Orchestra

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sringaram, a labour of love". rediff.com. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "'Dance, to me, has been like a marriage' - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2004-04-28. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  4. ^ "A crossover film about devdasis - Rediff.com movies". In.rediff.com. 2005-08-18. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  5. ^ "Office of Institutional Diversity | Sringaram: A Dance of Love". Westga.edu. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  6. ^ "Sringaram music review". Rediff.com. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  7. ^ "Sringaram, a labour of love". rediff.com. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  8. ^ "Directorate of Film Festival". Dff.nic.in. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  9. ^ http://www.screenindia.com/fullstory.php?content_id=17257
  10. ^ "Tamil Nadu / Chennai News : Sringaram among two Indian entries at international film fete". The Hindu. 2006-11-06. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  11. ^ http://www.dubaifilmfest.com/index.php/en/movie_details/sringaram/3904/2005
  12. ^ http://www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/ozasia/archive/2008/?view=CatalogMgr&catalog=220&item=182004
  13. ^ "Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles". Indianfilmfestival.org. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  14. ^ Ashok Jethanandani. "4th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles". India Currents. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  15. ^ "Metro Plus Coimbatore / Cinema : Winning mudras". The Hindu. 2005-12-26. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  16. ^ "Kerala / Thrissur News : Film festival begins in Thrissur". The Hindu. 2008-01-19. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  17. ^ "Film Festivals . com - People". Filmfestivals.com. 2006-10-20. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  18. ^ Rockwell, John (2006-01-01). "DANCE - A Pas de Deux of Dance and Film - NYTimes.com". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  19. ^ Elizabeth Zimmer (2005-12-27). "Dance on Camera Festival 2006 - Page 1 - Movies - New York". Village Voice. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  20. ^ "Bangalore - 2006 - 3rd Indo-GermanFilm Festival - Goethe-Institut". Goethe.de. 2006-11-19. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  21. ^ "Tamil Nadu News : Winners of national awards do Tamil film industry and Chennai proud". The Hindu. 2007-08-12. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  22. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/article/32867.html

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