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Script & Direction
Madhusree Dutta

Song Composition



A Mukul Kishor, R V Ramani


Shyamal Karmakar

Background Music

Shantanu Maitra

Main Artistes

Seema Biswas
Sabitri Heisnam
Harish Khanna

Scribbles on Akka is a short film on the life and work of  the 12th  century saint poet, Mahadevi Akka. Her radical poems, written with  the  female body  as a metaphor,  have been composed and picturised in contemporary musical language.

Mahadevi, famed as  Akka – elder sister,  while leaving the domestic arena in search of  God, also abandoned modesty and clothing. The film explores the  meaning of this denial through the work of contem­porary artists and writers and testimonies of ordinary folks who nurtured her image through centuries in their folklores and oral literature.

A celebration of rebellion, feminity and  legacy down nine hundred years.

National Award for best anthropological film, 2001

Best Script Award at Shanghai International Film Festival




© 2013 Madhusree Dutta