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Vimukti Navyacitra Kriyeṣans ; story & direction, P. Sheshadri.

Video/Projected medium
Beṅgaḷūru : Tōṭal Kannaḍa, 2011.
1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. viewing copy.
Summary note:
Keshava Rao, an exponent of traditional Mysore paintings, lives with his only daughter Madhavi and her husband. Denied of motherly love very early in life, Madhavi develops a strange obsessive feeling for her father during her formative years. Her unusual feelings, which should have subsided with time, remain dormant in her psyche. Well-known psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud defines such a state of mind as Electra complex - a daughter's unresolved attraction towards her father. This obsession has it problematic reflections in ther married life. The arrival of Nava, a foreign girl, to learn painting from Keshava Rao creates even more problems. Madhavi's cluttered psyche drives her to completely distort the relationship between her father and Nava, with its attendant complications at home. Disturbed by the turn of events, Keshava Rao leaves home for good without giving out any clue about his whereabouts. With the intervention of the family friend who is a doctor, Madhavi eventually manages to get over her Electra complex. A few years later, she hears a rumour that her father is living in distant Kashi and goes searching for him. In this process, she is exposed to the eerie life of Kashi, the mysterious happennings around, and the people longing for death in Mukthibhavan with the belief of attaining salvation. This journey opens up her own little world to her, leading to a bettter understanding. What started off as a search for her father ends up in her realization of the true meaning of life and living.
  • Copyright notice on disc: Total Kannada, Bangalore.
  • Originally released theatrically in 2010.
  • Summary taken from container.
Creation/​Production credits:
Music, Praveen Godkhindi ; cinematography, S. Ramachandra ; editing, B. S. Kemparaju.
"National Film Award, regional best film 2010; participated in IFFI Goa, 2009; Habitat Film Festival, Delhi 2010; Third Eye, Mumbai; Kolkatta International Film Festival"--Container.
Bhavana, Ramakrishna, Aravind, Hodha, Sania, Venkat Rao.
In Kannada with English subtitles.
Source acquisition:
  • Feature films.
  • Fiction films.
English title on disc:
  • Liberation
Related name:
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