Interpreting The Monsoon | Theyyam In Kerala | 101 The Brief


Capturing the essence of India’s monsoon through film and sound.

Academy Award Winning sound designer Resul Pookutty, director Sajeed A., music composer Reuel Benedict, and cinematographer Hari K. Vedantam were given a brief: interpret the monsoon through film. The result was a look at one of Kerala’s most beautiful and gruelling art forms: Theyyam. Theyyam is a ritual dance form performed in Kerala, which dates back thousands of years, as far back as the Neolithic era. The dance is generally performed in front of the village shrine. The performer invokes a deity, who then performs using the artist as a medium.

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