Publicado em 14 de set de 2012
The Film draws on the sociological aspects of the cultural history of Bharatanatyam. Once a temple dance, the domain of the Devadasis, it has today become an iconic national symbol of great popularity, performed by urban women who have taken it up as a profession. The formative years of the revival movement saw a shift from some of the erotic, sensuous shringar aspects of the dance to a more choreographed, structured form, aimed at making it more acceptable to the upper class by ridding it of the stigma attached to it. The dance has become the symbol of a particular history, in the process erasing the very aspects that contributed to its birth and development.