Script & Direction
A Mukul Kishor, R V Ramani
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.
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.
celebration of rebellion, feminity and legacy down
nine hundred years.
Award for best anthropological film, 2001
Best Script Award at
Shanghai International Film Festival