Dweepa is a Kannada language movie released in 2002, directed by Girish Kasaravalli. The film stars Soundarya as Saroja, Avinash as Suresh and M.V. Vasudeva Rao as Rajanna. The movie is set on an island named Sumanahalli which is surrounded by the backwaters of a dam. The story revolves around a family of three, Saroja (Soundarya), Suresh (Avinash) and Rajanna (M.V. Vasudeva Rao), who live on this island.
Saroja is a well-educated woman who is not content with her life on the island, as there are not many opportunities for her there. She wants to move to the city and is actively looking for a job.
Suresh, on the other hand, is content with his life on the island. He loves his work as a ferryman and has no desire to leave the island. However, he is worried about the future of the island as the government is planning to construct a dam which will flood the island.
Rajanna is an old man who lives on the island and is a farmer. He is deeply attached to the island and its people. He is greatly saddened by the prospect of the island being flooded.
As the government announces its plans for the dam construction, the islanders are forced to come to terms with the fact that their home and way of life will be destroyed. The movie depicts the struggles faced by an entire community as they try to come to terms with losing their homes and the lives they know.
The movie portrays the conflict between modernity and tradition. Saroja represents the modern era, while Suresh and Rajanna represent the traditional values and culture of the island. The film also depicts the struggles of marginalised communities whose lives and homes are disrupted by development projects.
The movie has a beautiful soundtrack composed by Issac Thomas Kottukapally, which captures the mood and emotions of the film.
Dweepa has won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada, and was also selected as the Indian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 75th Academy Awards.
In conclusion, Dweepa is a poignant and powerful film that explores the complex themes of displacement, tradition and modernity. The stunning visuals, emotional performances by the cast and beautiful soundtrack make it a must-watch film.
Dweepa is a 2002 drama. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8.