Wheatish complexion, average build

Posted on March 16, 2017

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A deep dive into moments from the 2016 Kannada drama ‘Godhi Banna Sadharna Mykattu’, which is about finding a father. And finding out about a father

Shiva is one of those harried urban professionals who’s always on a call, but when his Alzheimer’s-afflicted father, Venkob Rao, goes missing, Shiva finds he has to let go of work for a while. The story is about a son finding a father. The story is also about a son finding out about a father.

The relationship between Venkob Rao and Shiva is the relationship between many fathers and sons. In a wonderfully perceptive flashback early on, one that will make many fathers and sons in the audience grin sheepishly, Shiva comes home to find Venkob Rao watching a cricket match. (India need 330 runs to win – that’s 6.6 runs per over.) Shiva asks if his mother – a cancer patient, who’s in a reclining chair near the TV set – has eaten. Venkob Rao says, “No, I talked her into having some fruits. Then she felt tired and fell asleep.” Shiva seats himself in front of the TV set.

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