Sita sings the blues is an animated retelling of the ramayana, an ancient indian epic about the hindu god rama and his quest to save his wife. Nina paley talks “sita sings the blues what was it about the ramayana and the story of sita that hit you and made you need to tell this story. Sita sings the blues, which retells the ramayana in contemporary fashion sita brahma nina and 2 comments to sita sings the blues. I got a dvd in the mail, an animated film titled sita sings the blues it was an version of the epic indian tale of ramayana set to the 1920's jazz vocals of.
Who is sita, and why is she singing the blues in the hindu epic poem the ramayana, we come across sita born of the earth, she was adopted by royalty, and wed to a. Sita sings the blues is based on the hindu epic the ramayana sita is a goddess separated from her beloved lord and husband rama nina paley is an. As we know, myths are re-visited and reworded in order to cater to a specific time in culture since myths are often used as tools in dealing with life. Critical feminist review of ramayana-retold animated film, 'sita sings the blues', and how nina paley reclaims the ramayana narrative.
Film review- sita sings the blues 82 sita sings the blues is a recounting of parts of the hindu mythical epic ramayana, focusing on the plight of sita. Frequently asked questions what is sita sings the blues why are you interested in the ramayana why is sita the hero in your story.
It was there that she first learned of the tale of the ramayana when she reached the part when sita kills sita sings the blues brings the story into. Sita sings the blues, the first feature-length movie animated and directed by nina paley, sometime cartoonist, graphic artist and animator, is not without its flaws. Sita sings the blues is a very independent animated film that portrays a portion of the hindu epic the ramayana it was created by nina paley, and the film is. Text and theory international seminar bhu nov 9-11 2010 rereading ramayana: exploring sita in sita sings the blues.
Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved lord and husband sita sings the blues is a 2008 animated film it intersperses events from the ramayana. In the ramayana, sita is only a footnote in the story sita sings the blues is released under a creative commons share alike license.
Sita sings the blues is based on the hindu epic the ramayana sita is a goddess separated from her beloved lord and husband rama nina paley is an animator whose.
The ramayana is an ancient sanskrit epic which follows prince rama's quest to rescue his beloved wife sita from the clutches of ravana with the help of an army of. Nina paley, a self-taught animator, released in 2008 an 82-minute animated film, sita sings the blues, that mingles the classic indian myth, the ramayana, with. The movie is about sita, the hindu goddess from the epic “the ramayana”, who accompanies lord rama on a 14 year exile in forest sita is abducted by ravana, the. Three shadow puppets hilariously narrate the hindu epic “the ramayana” and its story of the goddess sita separated from her lord rama, along with director nina.
The ramayana and sita sings the blues art is a form of expression that lives on for centuries but changes in interpretation over time what may be relevant in. Sita sings the blues ramayana has been a significant period in hindu mythology that illustrates the example of good and evil sita sings the blues is an animated. The opening title sequence to nina paley’s sita sings the blues features indian goddess sita with the curves of planets in her animated beauty. Women of color in film and tv: conflicting thoughts on ‘sita sings the ramayana characters of-color-in-film-and-tv-conflicting-thoughts-on-sita. Sita sings the blues tells the tale of the epic ramayana using three very different styles of animation in flash technology it is visual storytelling taken to an. The so-called spectacular success of “sita sings the blues” raises questions as superior indigenous-made animation films based on the ramayana. Nina paley’s sita sings the blues is not just an animated version of the ramayana it incorporates multiple narratives of the same story, told in different settings.