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Morning Raga

Morning Raga

A Screen Play (Penguin Petit)

Mahesh Dattani
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Abhinay wants to start a music group and while he has a singer, a guitarist, a drummer and lots of talent, he feels there is something missing—something that he finds only in Swarnalatha, a Carnatic singer, who was his mother’s best friend. But Swarnalatha has her own demons to fight—the fateful accident that killed her son and Abhinay’s mother.

A meeting of two worlds, Morning Raga brings together the modern and the traditional, unites the past with the present, Carnatic music with Western music, and fate and coincidence with individual choices.

Read this wonderful screenplay of the critically acclaimed film Morning Raga, which was directed and written by Mahesh Dattani. The film, starring Shabana Azmi, Perizaad Zorabian and Prakash Kovelamudi was released in India in October 2004.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Jul/2013

Length : 10 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

Morning Raga

A Screen Play (Penguin Petit)

Mahesh Dattani

Abhinay wants to start a music group and while he has a singer, a guitarist, a drummer and lots of talent, he feels there is something missing—something that he finds only in Swarnalatha, a Carnatic singer, who was his mother’s best friend. But Swarnalatha has her own demons to fight—the fateful accident that killed her son and Abhinay’s mother.

A meeting of two worlds, Morning Raga brings together the modern and the traditional, unites the past with the present, Carnatic music with Western music, and fate and coincidence with individual choices.

Read this wonderful screenplay of the critically acclaimed film Morning Raga, which was directed and written by Mahesh Dattani. The film, starring Shabana Azmi, Perizaad Zorabian and Prakash Kovelamudi was released in India in October 2004.

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Mahesh Dattani

Mahesh Dattani is a playwright, screen writer, film - maker and stage director with several scripts and productions to his credit. For his writing he was honoured with the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award in 1998. He has directed and scripted critically acclaimed films like Mango Souffle and morning Raga. The script of Morning Raga has been archived by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, USA. His screenplays, along with his stage plays, have been published by Penguin. Dattani is also a workshop facilitator for several writing and acting courses, having conducted workshops in many parts of the world, most notably at the Portland State University in Oregon, USA. He has collaborated with international theatre companies like Border Crossings, most recently in Shanghi with Chinese, Swedish and English actors. He also writes scripts for BBC Radio 4.

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