July 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Palarivattom - Edappally Rd, Devankulangara, Mamangalam, Edappally, Kochi, Kerala 682024
6 PM / 14 July / Thursday
Dweepa (2002) 130 minutes
India Kannada / Actor Soundarya Avinash
Direction Gireesh Kasaravally
Dweepa is a Kannada language film by Girish Kasaravalli, based on the novel of the same name by Na D’Souza, and starring Soundarya and Avinash in lead roles. Dweepa deals with the raging issue of building dams and the displacement of natives.Located in the backwaters of a dam, Sita Parvata is an island slowly submerging due to the rains. The government succeeds in evacuating the residents by giving them compensation for the properties they own. The village temple priest Duggajja, his son Ganapa, and his daughter-in-law Nagi find it impossible to leave their homeland and make a living with the meagre compensation given by the government. They have but a small hut, which earns them a compensation of rupees 25,000. In Ganapa’s own words, the compensation can give them food and shelter, but cannot compensate for the love and respect of their people. On the island, they are important people, but outside, they would be one among hundreds of families struggling to make a living. Centered on this complex theme, the film narrates the struggles of the family and how ultimately in the end they manage to continue life on the island.