An interesting name in the list is that of singer Suresh Wadkar, still remembered for his songs in the Kamal Haasan and Sridevi-starrer Sadma. It is not often that a name from Bollywood makes it to the coveted list by the Akademi.
Comprising 27 works from 13 years, the showcase has Tallur experimenting with the medium of bone meal and film for the first time, but there are common strands that connect with several of his previous works — his engagement with the past and how it affects the present.
On the screening of the movie, Khanna said that his work being showcased at the UN “is one of the highest compliments” and he is proud that through the film, there can be a conversation about widows, and their empowerment.
Despite there being 6,000 species of dragonflies globally, their transparent wings and large eyes have escaped the attention of poets and painters who are more fascinated by birds, bees and butterflies.