In the Tamil Month Margazhi the festival of Classical Music and Dance Happens in Chennai Popularly known as the December Season. Around this time more than 1000 performances takes place in the different parts of the city organized by various Sabhas. This film is based on being with a cross section of the artists before/during/after performances during the 1996 December Season. A whole culture revealed.
R.V. Ramani was born in 1957 and is based in Chennai. He graduated from the film and television institute of India Pune in 1985, specializing in motion picture photography. He started making independent documentaries and short form from 1990.
With more than fifteen independent films to his credit Ramani has established a unique style acclaimed in India and abroad. He considers all his works to be explorations. Although Ramani Strictly works on the plane of documentary but his films offer an experience of fiction.
Ramani’s works have been shown in numerous international film festival. His retrospectives were presented at the Mumbai International Film Festival 2002. the third Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art and Dokument art. Ramani has also worked on many films as a cinematographer. He also sereves as factuly member with many institutions and regularly conducts documentary film workshops.
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