Panaji, (IANS), Kannada film Nanu Kusuma, which shows the reality of how women are discriminated against despite strict laws, has been screened at the International Film Festival of India here.
Director Krishnagowda while interacting with media during Table Talk program on Tuesday said that, Nanu Kusuma depicts the reality of our patriarchal society where even after having strict laws, injustice is done to women.
The film is based on a story written by Kannada writer Dr. Besagarahalli Ramanna, who wrote the book taking cues from a real-life incident.
Krishna Gowda said, women empowerment and women safety is the core of this film. I am interested in making films on subjects that can give a message to the society.
Nanu Kusuma is the story of Kusuma, the daughter of a loving and caring father who has high ambitions for his daughter. But fate has other plans and his father dies in an accident, leaving his life in disarray. Kusuma, who aspires to become a doctor, drops out of medical school due to financial constraints. He gets his father’s government job on the basis of compensation. But life takes a dramatic turn for Kusuma when she is sexually assaulted.
Sharing how difficult it is to play the character of Kusuma, artiste Greeshma Sridhar said that the process was nerve-wracking and exhausting to be in a constant state of mind.
Greeshma Sridhar said, this is the story of women who are constantly being pushed into corners and who find themselves surrounded by problems for no wrongdoing. He also said that it is heartbreaking to say that there was no dearth of material on this particular subject, which made it even more difficult to accept.
The film was screened under the Indian Panorama Feature Films section.