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‘Life in Metaphors’ is O.P. Srivastava’s tribute to Girish Kasaravalli, a filmmaker he is ‘mesmerised by’

How does an artist pick the right moment to make a portrait? The subject of a portrait, especially, is often one that is eternally prone to change, transforming into something else with each fleeting moment. I wondered about this as I watched ‘Life in Metaphors- a portrait of Girish Kasaravalli’, a documentary made by O.P. Srivastava.The film, which was completed just a few months ago, attempts to capture the life thus far of Girish Kasaravalli, one of Karnataka’s acclaimed filmmakers and unpack the genius behind poetic masterpieces such as Ghatashraddha, Dweepa, Thayi Saheba and Kurmavatara, to name a few. Srivastava talks to a range of artists- those who worked with Kasaravalli as well as those who studied with him at FTII, in order to unearth the mind and process of the filmmaker. A shy, but articulate Kasaravalli, also appears at regular intervals speaking to us about his method, the influences, the choices and his objectives.

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Review of the feature film “Missed Call”

” The film is about a filmmaker, his fight, his defeat, his eccentricities, his creativity and a burning passion for the medium. The directors sure deserve kudos because its a story that needs to be told”
– ( Times of India Hyderabad )

“ Like its plot, its appeal lies in the fact that it
negates all convention and tries to break free. The
humour is fresh and intelligent. Dont we know of so
many youngsters who are dying to break free. Here’s to
them and their soaring spirit”

– Nikhat Kazmi ( Times of India Delhi)

” The most satisfaction comes from the fact that the
movie reaffirms your belief that there ARE intelligent,
mature and immensely creative story writers, directors
and actors out there who can make a good movie. And
they have done it in Missed Call. Shot on a shoe
string budget but with a largeness of heart and ably
supported with strong performances, Missed Call has
many moments picked from what you and I have lived
through. There is honesty. There is sincerity. But the
brilliance of the writer/director duo comes in pulling
out the finer nuances and the scenes that show their
amazing sense of sensitivity. Add this to your Must
Watch list.”


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