Jallikattu – Festival of the Untameable Spirit

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Jallikattu – Festival of the Untameable Spirit. (Documentary)

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Status: Completed
Producer: Navin Daswani (Super Audio Madras Pvt Ltd)
Director: Gopinath Krishnamoorthy
Writer: Mridula Joseph
Music Director: R.K. Sundar
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Jallikattu is a popular bull taming sport that takes place in Madurai, Tamil Nadu during the festival of Pongal. A centuries old practice, it dates back to the Sangam era when it was known as ‘Eru thazuval’ or embracing the bull. The term Jallikattu comes from the Tamil phrase ‘salli kaasu’ which means coins and kattu which means a package that is tied to the bulls horns as prize money. There are variations in the sport but the crux of it requires fighters to pounce on a running bull and try and hold onto its hump for a specific period of time or distance without falling off or getting hurt. The bull will try everything in its power to disengage the rider, shaking them off, stamping them, rearing up and at times even goring fallen participants. It takes one who is fleet footed with quick reflexes and has boundless courage to attempt this sport. Exemplified as a sign of bravery, this historic sport has breathed new life into the survival of the rare breed of Pulikulam bulls and is world over regarded as one of the most dangerous, thrilling and adrenaline pumping festivals ever. Watch as brave fighters come forward to take their chances while taming the beast. Join them as they celebrate the festival of the untameable spirit.


Kulasekharapattinam – A Spectacle for the Gods

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Kulasekharapattinam – A Spectacle for the Gods (Documentary)

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Status: Completed
Producer: Navin Daswani (Super Audio Madras Pvt Ltd)
Director: Gopinath Krishnamoorthy
Writer: Vamanan
Music Director: R.K. Sundar
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Sales Contact: +91 9080113754
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The festival of Dussehra is celebrated all over India as the triumph of Durga/Kali over dark forces in the form of the buffalo-headed Mahishasura. But in Kulasekharapattinam, a nondescript village in the southern part of the district of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, the celebrations are most remarkable. The Kulasai festival is a grassroots event marked by piety and pious commitment to the deity Mutharamman who presides over the temple at the heart of the celebration. The popularity of the festival can be seen by the record crowds of devotees that come to the seashore temple. Kali, in the form of Mutharamman kills Mahishasura, who gets transformed into the lion that she rides. Those who take a vow to appease the deity deck themselves in the likeness of Gods and Goddesses like Kali, Durga, Shiva or Krishna or even as gypsies, bears or beggars! It all depends on the vow they take. This feature gives a new dimension to the Kulasai festival: while the devotees pledge their devotion to their deity and divinity walks in their midst.