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Rasan Piya

Directed by NIHARIKA POPLI | 80' | India

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Synopsis

SPECIAL JURY MENTION AT MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2016.

Rasan Piya is a documentary on the life of renowned Hindustani classical vocalist, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, who represented the 16th generation of Miyan Tansen’s lineage. He continued not just to compose, but also to teach, travel and perform across all of India till he lived. He passed away recently, on 18th February 2016 at the age of 107 years. His story is that of an extraordinary musician, poet and teacher; of someone who has not only preserved but also added much to an ancient Indian art form; of a brave man who overcame his physical limitations to create beautiful music and inspire a whole generation of musicians and music lovers.

 

ABOUT DIRECTOR

Writer, director Niharika Popli, after graduating in Engineering from University of Delhi in 2010, worked with a child NGO in Delhi, directing plays, writing, telling stories and teaching. The purity of Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan music and his zest for life inspired her to make her first feature length documentary Rasan Piya.

FSA Year :   2017
Runtime :  80'
Language :   Hindi,
Country :   India,
Director :   NIHARIKA POPLI
Producer :  Niharika Popli
Release Year :   2016

FILM AT FESTIVAL

Selection Type: Main
Festival Edition: 2017
Award: Tareque Masud Award For Debut Film