A content film on women that hinges on a blouse

Film director Santhosh Kodenkeri, who had earlier directed off-beat films like Home Stay and Ondanondu Kaaladalli Obba Raja Idda, said that their effort has been to look at various issues related to a woman

Updated - November 21, 2023 10:18 am IST

Published - November 20, 2023 11:45 pm IST - HUBBALLI

Film director Santhosh Kodenkeri along with story and dialogue writer Pavana Santhosh addressing presspersons in Hubballi on Monday.

Film director Santhosh Kodenkeri along with story and dialogue writer Pavana Santhosh addressing presspersons in Hubballi on Monday. | Photo Credit: GIRISH PATTANASHETTI

A woman dragging a tailor to court for not stitching her blouse properly may seem bizarre. But when she raises her voice against the inconvenience that an ill-stitched blouse causes, a plethora of things interlinked to feminine as well as societal issues crop up, which form the crux of a content film in Kannada titled Ravike Prasanga.

Addressing presspersons in Hubballi on Monday, film director and screenplay writer Santhosh Kodenkeri said that the term ravike (blouse) in the title is enough for some to brand the film in a particular manner, but it touches upon various strings attached to a woman’s life.

Mr. Kodenkeri, who has earlier directed off-beat films like Home Stay, Ondanondu Kaaladalli Obba Raja Idda, said that their effort has been to look at various issues related to a woman keeping the blouse as a symbolic medium.

“Picturised in colloquial dialect of Dakshina Kannada, the film begins on a comic note in the first half, but dwells upon serious issues in the second. It is a pure family and content-oriented film under the banner of Drishti Media and Productions,” he said.

Journalist Pavana Santhosh, who has written the story and dialogues for the film, said that getting a blouse stitched, although looks trivial, is a serious issue.

“Judging a woman from the kind of blouse she wears, the societal impressions of her, the unspoken yet tolerated tumult of a woman, her fight, disappointment, issues of body shaming... all have been portrayed in the film,” she said.

Mr. Kodenkeri said that the film has been completely shot in Dakshina Kannada and has three songs. The title song has already been released on Jhankar Music.

Geeta Bharati Bhat plays the lead role, while Suman Ranganath, Padmaja Rao, Rakesh Mayya, Raghu Pandeshwar, Krishnamurthy Kavattar and others are in the cast.

The film has music by Vinay Sharma, cinematography by Muralidhar N. and is expected to be released in two-three months.

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