Basic Info
  1. Director: Girish Kasaravalli
  2. Country: India; Year: 2003; Language: Kannada; Runtime: 132 min; Color: Color
  3. Producer: Soundarya; Writer: Norbert D’Souza, Girish Kasaravalli; Cinematographer: Ramachandra Halkere H.M.
  4. Cast: Soundarya, Avinash, Vasudar Rao, Harish Raj
  5. Genre: Drama
Dweepa (2002) is based on a novel of the same name by Na D’Souza, and deals with the raging issue of building dams and the displacement of natives. Located in the backwaters of a dam, Sita Parvata is an island slowly submerging due to the rains. The government succeeds in persuading all residents to evacuate except the village temple priest Duggajja, his son Ganapa, and his daughter-in-law Nagi.  Centered around this complex theme, the film narrates the struggles of the family as the monsoon approaches and threatens the family’s livelihood, relationships and their very survival.
Interesting links
  1. Review at
  2. Interview with Girish Kasaravalli
  3. Trailer of ‘Life in Metaphors’: A Biographical Documentary on Girish Kasaravalli
Where to watch/buy?
  1. Watch on YouTube With English Subtitiles; Max 1080p