March 31, 2009

A superb animation film that could be banned

Every time I heard the Ramayana or read it, or saw a mythological with NTR as Rama, or read it to my children, I always felt sad/angry about how Rama treats Sita, and yet came to be known as a righteous king.

This film is about this very issue. Made by Nina Paley, who, Google Almighty tells me is America's best-loved unknown cartoonist (http://blog.ninapaley.com), the animation is brilliant, and so is the use of the Indonesian shadow puppets.

Watch this film at http://sitasingstheblues.com/ before some of our culture vultures somehow get to America and ban it.

I too didn't like the content of a few scenes, and the tone of some words, but chalta, yaar. All art is open to interpretation.

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