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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:56 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Source: The Hindu

D. Radhakrishnan

Udhagamandalam: With the shooting for the film ‘Gavava Thedi’ (in search of affection) getting under way at Kenthala village near here a couple of days ago, it is once again time for lights, camera, action among the Badaga community of the Nilgiris.

The film will be the third in the Badaga dialect after ‘Hosa Mungaru’, which was released a couple of months ago and ‘Kaala Thapitha Payilu’, which hit the screens in the mid-1970s.

Stating that the story of ‘Gavava Thedi’ revolves around a 12-year-old girl who had lost her mother when she was very young and whose father has been incarcerated for some offence, the director of the film S. Mahesh Babu told The Hindu here on Thursday that the thrust of the film will be on the importance of domestic harmony and the joy of togetherness.


While narrating the story through visuals, which would capture the beauty of the Blue Mountains, the film will showcase the unique culture of the Badagas.

Pointing out that the lead role would be played by a Badaga youth Jagadish, he said that it will also feature actors Mamtha and Bharathy of Bangalore and Pooja of Mumbai.

Stating that the Todas of the Nilgiris will also figure in the film, he said that it is likely to be released in about two months. It is also likely to be dubbed in other languages. The shooting was set in motion by the Udhagamandalam MLA B. Gopalan who had acted in the first film in Badaga. Among those who participated were the Kenthala village leader N. Sivaraj, the president, Nilgiris Religious Integration Peace Committee, B.K. Krishnan, and Public Relations Officer K.B. Nanjan.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:24 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for the info...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Would it not be wonderful if the name of the movie is "GAVAVA ARICHI" meaning the same as 'GAVAVA THEDI' ?

'ARICHI' in my opinion is the correct Badaga word for 'search'.

Though, I have not seen the movie 'HOSA MUNGARU' [being in Bangalore] I have heard some nice comments about that and felt very happy. Hope it is a commercial success too.

Wishing all those connected with "Gavava..." the very best and great success!

Wg Cdr JP -
, http://www.baduga.in , www.badaga.name
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top


U would wonder how much I miss you.

Gavava Arichi is nice, pls tell them!


Emerald Bhojan Hariharan.

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