Monday, January 11, 2010

Sita Sings the Blues

Rama, Hanuman, Sita, rain

And she sings it well! Sita Sings the Blues is an outstandingly humorous rework on one of the world’s most banal epics – Ramayana. The take is very unique and juxtaposes various stylistic representations to rebuild the tale of love, war, chastity and the call of duty. The elucidations are thought-provoking but casual, the kind you would have in an extempore discussion. The anachronistic croons further add to your viewing pleasure.

Nina Paley knows she’s got a good thing going. A petition to ban the movie strongly vouches for it.

It’s released under Creative Commons and you’re free to download and distribute it.


gurdas said...

Oh my God! I am rushing out of home and thought I'd take a peek. Started the video and randomly scrolled to the part where Ravana wants Sita to marry him.
LOL. Side splitting!!

Need to catch the full thing later. Thanks.

ps: Get this music out of your blog page. You are forcing it down my ears. I am forced to stop whatever I am playing because your webpage is messing it up. In short, your page is rude. Got it?

Deepanjan said...

The 'annoying' music will soon drop off the homepage and relegate to the archive.