A pioneer in Parallel Cinema, Girish Kasaravalli is a legendary Kannada film director with an international repute. He has to his distinction fourteen National Film Awards and has been awarded the Padma Shri. His riveting works include films like Ghatashraddha, Tabarana Kathe, Thaayi Saheba and Dweepa. His narratives are strongly structured around stories that look at socio-religious institutions, laws and their varied definition of authorization and also struggles that women face in these settings.
His cinema is rich in the way it depicts these controversial issues without a festered point of view. He never shies away from subjects that can prompt questions and inculcate a new perspective in his audience.
His brilliant contributions to the Kannada Film industry have set a bench mark for generations to come.