Naanu Avanalla Avalu

  |  Book Tickets: 17/07/2016
  |  115 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Naanu Avanalla Avalu Film Poster


Kannada with English subtitles | 115 min | India 2014 | Dir. B S Lingadevaru | with: Sanchari Vijay, Sharada Nani, Kunal Punekar. EUROPEAN PREMIERE Based on an empowering true story, Madesha is a fearless young boy from rural Karnataka who cherishes his female persona and gorgeous saris. His sister enjoys his natural flamboyance and zest for life, but his father is ashamed of him and throws him out. Madesha picks himself up and sets out on a journey that will change his life forever as he decides to become a woman. In big-city Bangalore he seeks the support of local queens and the Hijra community (Eunuchs and Transgender people), but after a perilous surgery at a backstreet sex change clinic and name change to Vidya, she decides the traditional begging and prostitute life of a Hijra is not for her. Vidya wants something better. This film will screen as part of the 7th Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival (14 - 21st July 2016)