FILM TITLE

TAYA (By Her)

18+

7th May 2022 | 11:00 AM
Stein Auditorium

Image-Description
Country
India
Genre

History

Language
Sanskrit
Duration
112 Mins
Director

Dr. G Prabha

Festival And Awards

Kolkata International Film Festival,  Pune International Film Festival, Bengaluru International Film Festival,  Orange City International Film Festival, Nagpur

Synopsis

Savitri Antharjanam, better known as Kuriyeda Thu Taatri, is an enduring icon worthy of superstardom in women’s struggle for gender justice. The body blow struck at the vicious patriarchy that ruled her community is part of folklore in the south Indian state of Kerala. Taatri’s legacy fuelled intense debate in  Kerala, particularly in the upper-caste Namboothiri Brahmin community which she belonged to in the last century. Changes came, but subjugation of women continued in one form or the other.  This makes Taatri a legend and ‘Taya’ relevant even now. Noted writer, social reformer and freedom fighter V.T. Bhattathiripad, a Namboothiri himself described Taatri’s life as a tit-for-tat response to the male sexual anarchy in her community.

  • Cast

    Nedumudi Venu, Nelliyodu Vasudevan Nambootiri, Anumol, Babu Nambootiri, Dinesh Panicker, Pallippuram, Sunil, Nandakishore, Krishnan Vadasserry, Revathy, Master Adidev

  • Producer

    Gokulam Gopalan

  • Screenplay

    Dr G Prabha

  • Cinematography

    Sunny Joseph ISC

  • Editing

    B Lenin

  • Sound

    T Krishnanunni

  • Music

    Biju Paulose