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Cinematographer Ravi Varman to shoot pan Indian Hindi film 'Joy Guru' based on Parvathy Baul's life
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Cinematographer Ravi Varman to shoot pan Indian Hindi film 'Joy Guru' based on Parvathy Baul's life

| @@indiablooms | 02 Jun 2024, 01:07 pm

Parvathy Baul, a name synonymous with the Baul tradition of Bengal, is not just a singer but a storyteller, painter, and poet who embodies the spiritual and artistic essence of the Baul sect. Her life and work have inspired the upcoming pan Indian Hindi film 'Joy Guru'.

Ace cinematographer Ravi Varman has been roped in to shoot the film, which is a flagship India-USA-UK-France co-production being helmed by studio producers Aniruddha Dasgupta and Aparna Dasgupta of Adited Motion Pictures ( USA/India ) and writer-director Soumyajit Majumdar's LOK Arts Collective ( UK/India).

The film promises to be a captivating portrayal of the life and artistry of one of India's most celebrated musicians.

Ravi Varman is known for his exceptional work in cinematography bringing a visual grandeur and emotional depth to the films he works on. His portfolio includes notable films like 'Ponniyin Selvan 1 and 2' 'Barfi!,' 'Tamasha', and 'RamLeela' where his unique ability to capture the essence of the story through his lens has been widely appreciated.

Varman's expertise lies in his capacity to blend natural beauty with intricate storytelling, making him the ideal choice for a film that aims to explore the life of a spiritual and artistic icon.

On collaborating on this project, Ravi Varman said: "A project that celebrates the life of Parvathy Baul, a renowned singer and musician. Music and cinematography share a deep, intrinsic connection, both touching the soul in profound ways.

"Baul tradition is a pure form of art and Parvati has done yeoman service to the art by keeping it alive and spreading it along with many other Indian traditional folk arts. Her selfless service inspires me a lot and the biopic will go a long way in helping gen Z understand the art with clarity. I’m proud of being associated with the film."

Directed by Soumyajit Majumdar, 'Joy Guru' aims to delve into Parvathy Baul's life, exploring her journey from her early days to becoming a torchbearer of the Baul tradition.

Ravi's involvement ensures that the film will be a visual treat, capturing the serene landscapes of rural Bengal as well as Kerala, the vibrant energy of Baul performances, and the quiet, introspective moments of Parvathy's life.

His ability to use light, color, and composition to evoke emotion will be crucial in bringing the spiritual and artistic dimensions of Parvathy's story to the screen.

The film is at its final scripting stage and will go on floors in 2025.

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