Sundari: An Actor Prepares (1999) Works of Avijit Mukul Kishore

Credits: Format: DV/Betacam; Language: Hindi-English; Duration: 30 minutes; Year: 1999; Direction: Madhusree Poster of Sundari, an actor preparesDutta; Camera: A Mukul Kishore; Editing: Shyamal Karmakar; Sound: P D Valson, Bhaskar Pal.

Sundari: An Actor Prepares is a film based on the play by Anuradha Kapur. Jayshankar Sundari was a popular female impersonator of Gujrati stage in early 20th century Bombay.

Centered around the works of eminent painters Bhupen Khakkar and Nilima Sheikh, the film documents the process of his journey from a boy to a man and simultaneously from a male to a female, in the context of contemporary gender discourses and politics of acting.


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