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Episode 99: Sarpatta Parambarai – Writer Tamil Prabha and Editor Selva RK

At The Other Banana Podcast, we felt that the writing and editing of Pa. Ranjith’s latest feature Sarpatta Parambarai (streaming on Amazon Prime) were two of its strongest suits. While every department of the film has worked in wondrous ways in this once in a generation film, we thought it will be fun to get Tamil Prabha (we discussed his novel Pettai in an earlier episode), who collaborated with Pa. Ranjith on the script and editor Selva RK to talk about the technical aspects of editing, how they all worked together in terms of writing, filmmaking, shot making, dialogues to deliver the film we see today.

Starring Arya, Pasupathy, John Kokken, Dushara Vijayan, John Vijay, Kalaiyarasan, Shabeer Kallarakkal, the film tracks the boxing clans (parambarais) of the mid to late 70s, their history and landscape and the larger politics that surrounded and impacted their personal lives.

Please use headphones/earphones!

Show notes:

Baradwaj Rangan’s interview of Pa. Ranjith

Tamil Prabha’s post on Pudhupettai

Our earlier episode on Tamil Prabha’s Pettai with Arivu and Kavitha Muralidharan + Tamil Prabha on Pa. Ranjith’s Madras

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