KANNADA CINEMA COMPETITION

Koramma

Original Title : Koramma
Director : Shivadhwaj Shetty
Country : India
Language : Kannada
Duration : 139 minutes
Year : 2022
Kannada Cinema Competition

Synopsis

They say, “no love no faith no legend no story”. Set in the 1980’s “Koramma” is a story of an untouchable, orphan boy all of 5 years. Koramma, is the name of the orphan boy. Koramma grows up in the cowshed of a higher caste landlord in a village. As time passes by the landlord’s city educated son returns to the village on his father’s diktat. Much against his sons wishes, the landlord wants his son to be married to a village girl to keep the family tradition going.

The untouchable Koramma is also of the same age of that of the landlord’s son. The landlord sees the difference in the bonding and behaviour of his son compared to Koramma. The landlord feels he has more bonding with his son, but at the same time realises that he spends most of his quality time with the untouchable Koramma.

Human values slowly transcend above racial discrimination. Koramma decimates untouchability with love, affection, and bonding of souls of the poor and affluent, the fair and the dark, the sacred and the pariahs.

Shivadhwaj Shetty

Director

National Award winner director Shivadhwaj Shetty is an actor, director and producer active in Kannada film industry for the last 23 years. After completing his BSc from Mangalore University, Shetty forayed into the entertainment industry with a television serial in Kannada. Since then, he has acted in over 1,300 episodes of television serials as a lead actor. He has also acted in over 40 movies in five different languages including Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tulu and Konkani. He has acted under the guidance of acclaimed directors like T S Nagabharana, I V Shashi, Kodlu Ramakrishna and others. He has also directed four feature films in three different languages including the Best Regional film National Award Winning “Gaggara” (2008) in Tulu.

Cast

– Mohan Shani
– Guru Hegde
– Roopashree
– Lakshamana Kumar
– Suman Mangaloora
– Jina Dharamasthala
– Bindu
– Divyashree
– Namita
– Harish Jodu Raste

Crew

– Director : Shivadhwaj Shetty
– Screenplay : Shivadhwaj Shetty
– Dialogue : Srinidhi S
– Editor : Ganesh Nirchaal
– DOP : Suresh Bairasandra
– Editor : Ganesh Nirchaal
– Music : Shinoy S
– Production Company : Sapphire Producetion House

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