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YKT Mumbai

YKT Mumbai explores the life behind stage performances and takes the audience into the world of one such group of passionate Yakshagana performers with an urge to understand what drives them to keep this ancient performing art alive and vibrating in an urban concrete jungle like Mumbai.
The film follows the narrative structure of a popular Yakshagana performance ( prasanga) and intercuts in between to reveal the backstage activities and the life beyond. It makes an attempt to bring to the fore the ground realities of the lives of the ‘people’ behind these colourful characters and tries to seek insights into their personal journeys and the reasons for their love for Yakshagana. The film also tries to explore the dynamics of doing Yakshagana shows in a mechanised Metropolis like Mumbai , where performing art forms are gradually being pushed to the sidelines due to the onslaught of electronic mass media.

  • O P Srivastava
  • O P Srivastava
  • Usha Srivastava
  • Vithal Prabhu, Shankar Nayak
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    48 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 6, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
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    English, Hindi, Kannada
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Director Biography - O P Srivastava

Investment banker 1978 to 2014
Feature film- Missed Call 2005 ( www.missedcallfilm.in) Cannes 2007
Documentary- a few days MORE 2014 ( MAMI 2014)
Feature Documentary- Life in Metaphors ( National Award 2015)

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Director Statement

Trying to re -explore life through Cinema.