Film director Ashwini Iyer Mishra, actor and director Rishabh Shetty, veteran actor Prakash Belwadi and actress Malvika in a session on Cinema and Culture – When the Local is Universal During the Mangaluru Litfest at the TMA Pai Convention Center in Mangaluru on Friday. | Photo credit: HS Manjunath
Expressing the need for stories from different parts of Karnataka, actor and film director Rishabh Shetty on Sunday said that the local people are better placed to bring out the essence of their culture and behavior, which is sure to reach the world. will be accepted.
Participating in the final session of ‘Cinema and Culture – Jab Local Universal Hai’ at Mangaluru Litfest, Mr. Shetty, who rose to fame with his popular film. KantaraHe said that the beauty of Kannada is that the dialect changes after every 20 km. “Each of these dialects has its own sweetness and people relate to it better,” he said and added, “So there is a need for stories from different parts of the state.”
He said the works of writers like Da Ra Bendre and Shivaram Karnatha have clicked because they are written with a local touch. “We can show our culture better when we are micro-connected to it,” he said.
Filmmaker and Writer Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, Director Bareilly Barfi. She said she always encourages writers to present stories in a language they are comfortable with. “Don’t be afraid to bring films in your language,” he said, adding that because of dubbing, people are getting the essence of the film in their own language. It is important to tell culturally relevant stories to today’s youth, who are proud of their culture.
Actor-playwright Prakash Belawadi said stories based on personal experiences click if placed in a relevant cultural setup. “What goes local goes global,” he said.
Mr. Shetty said that he has started working on its sequel. Kantara “It’s a long story. I’m comfortably working on the sequel,” he said.
Actor Malvika Avinash moderated the session.