S Amarnath, filmmaker – activist, is organising the screening of Mana Kaloji (Our Kaloji) 2013 Telugu, with English subtitles. The film explores the relevance of Kaloji Narayana Rao (1914-2002) in the current times, captured through his personal life and ideas of resistance. Popularly known as Kaloji or Kalanna, he was much loved and admired poet, freedom fighter and political activist of Telangana.
Mana Kaloji, was shaped with the archival interviews of his wife – Rukmini Bai, grandson –Santosh and Kaloji himself. Kaloji’s life, narrated as memories by his wife and grandson, has been juxtaposed with his own interview where he counters with his own ideas of life and resistance. This juxtaposition forms a conversation-like intimate encounter with him capturing the human essence beneath the legendary personality. It is a 55-minute film.
Dates: 29th May
Time: 7.30 PM
Venue: Lamakaan, off Road No. 1, Banjara Hills