Bengaluru: ‘Mahan Tata’ (The Great Grand Father) a documentary that depicts the life and struggle of centenarian freedom fighter H S Doreswamy will soon be released across the state. The release of the documentary on the Gandhian will be held on October 2 that marks the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
The documentary is produced by Pedestrian Pictures a media activist organisation and is directed by K P Pradeep who is also the founder member of the media house.
The official release of the documentary will be held at 4 pm on October 2 at Karnataka Scouts and Guides Auditorium located on Place road in Bengaluru while Committee for Land and Housing Rights Deprived will be release and showcasing the documentary in several district places.
H S Doreswamy has always been the guiding inspiration irrespective of his old age. Age has never been a hindrance to centenarian freedom fights who still is actively involved in civic activism and fighting for the rights of the poor. Doreswamy who has been credited as the “conscience of the state” is a vocal critic and has voiced against every dispensation that is dictatorial in nature including the present regime. Undeterred by the smear campaign against him the centenarian aspires to launch a campaign for ensuring civic rights.
K P Pradeep the director of the film who is popularly known as Deepu is a native of Malappuram at Tiruvur in Kerala. He is based in Bengaluru for the last 20 years while his media house aims at creating an understanding of socio-political realities existing in the society and aims at using different forms of media including documentary as a tool that is very effective, as part of their awareness campaigns.
Ever since the likeminded people joined hand to establish Pedestrian Pictures the forum had produced documentaries on various campaigns, topics, events including Bababudangiri, BMIC Struggle among others.
The documentaries ‘Our Gauri’ on journalist turned activist Gauri Lankesh who was assassinated by right-wing members and ‘Ammi’ produced after the disappearance of Najeeb Ahmed have received huge accolades while the documentary ‘Shit’ was awarded the national award.
Pradeep has tried to capture the long and meaningful life of the icon in the 39 minutes. Those who are interested in getting a copy of the documentary can contact the following number- 9964676400.