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: 1989
: 89 Mins
  • ₨100.00


A film about the great thumri singer Siddheshwari Devi, who was born on August 8, 1902, breaking all conventional modes of biographical or documentary film making, this film becomes a work of transgression. It transgresses both home and dream. Like a Sufi wanderer, it celebrates the life of exile. No space holds, no truth encompasses, no identity is the final. Here is a film that takes the ‘documentary’ non-representational to its limits, turning the fictional material natural to a biography into a presentation, and the objects and locations into an imaginative becoming of music. Siddheshwari Devi died on March12, 1966.