O friend, this waiting! [DVD] directed by Sandhya Kumar and Justin McCarthy. - [Bangalore] : Sandhya Kumar, 2012. - 1 videodisc of 1 DVD (32 mins) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Camera: Amit Mahanti ; Editing: Sandhya Kumar ; Sound: R. Elangovan. Camera: Amit Mahanti ; Editing: Sandhya Kumar ; Sound: R. Elangovan.

Vocalist: Sudha Raghuraman ; Dancer: Bharathi Penneswaran.

Could a song be full of love, and yet banal and trifling? Such were the love songs written by a poet musician Kshetrayya, to be performed by the dancing courtesans at the royal courts of 17th century South India. His love songs, known as 'padams' became the most cherished of the devadasi's songs of love. Through the history these love songs, known as padams, the film 'O Friend, this Waiting!' constructs a possible social and cultural history of the devadasis. While visually the film dwells in the performative spaces of the 17th century temples and courts, the narrative explores the politics of modernism and marginalization that erased the devadasi from the collective public conscience.--Container.


Kshetrayya (Nayaka King) Padams --Music --South India. --17th century


Devdasis --Social conditions --South India.

Padams (Songs) 17th century South India.


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