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Author Śāstri, Ke. En. Ṭi., director

Title Tiladaanam / directed by K. N. T. Sastry
Published Honolulu, HI : Asia Pacific Films, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (84 min.)
Series Asian film online
Asian film online
Summary Tiladanam is the first Telugu film to get an International award and the first Indian film at Pusan to get the award. Subbaiah Sastry, a highly respected scholar in his prime endures his neighbors' contempt due to his acceptance of Tiladanam, a lowly rite involving acceptance of the sins of the dead in exchange for money. At odds with his son, Raghuram, a terrorist hunted by the police, Subbaiah has to perform an arcane, yet expensive, ritual to save his son and grandson from an evil influence. Portraying a father's belief in his religion and traditions versus his son's revolutionary ideology, the film focuses on the changing economic position of the Brahmins in today's changing times
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Aug. 6, 2013)
Previously released as DVD
This edition in Telegu with English subtitles
Nominated 2003 Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, Best Film
Won 2002 National Film Awards, India, Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film
Won 2002 Pusan International Film Festival, New Currents Award
Subject Feature films -- India.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Brahmaji, performer
Dattatreya, H. G., performer
Sheela, Jaya, performer
Other Titles The rite, a passion