‘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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