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Dweepa (The Island) - 2002 DVD

National Award Winning Movie " Dweepa" is based on the novel with the same title by Norbert D'Souza, Dweepa deals with the raging issue of building dams and the displacement of natives.

Movie : Dweepa (The Island)
Year : 2002
Cast : Soundarya, Avinash, M.V.Vasudeva Rao, Harish Raj
Music : Thomas Isaac Kottukapally
Direction : Girish Kasaravalli
Producer : Soundarya
Genre : Drama


Located in the backwaters of a dam, Sita Parvata is an island slowly submerging due to the rains. The government succeeds in evacuating the residents by giving them compensation for the properties they own. The village temple priest Duggajja, his son Ganapa, and his daughter-in-law Nagi find it impossible to leave their homeland and make a living with the meagre compensation given by the government. They have but a small hut, which earns them a compensation of 25,000. In Ganapa's own words, the compensation can give them food and shelter, but cannot compensate for the love and respect of their people. On the island, they are important people, but outside, they would be one among hundreds of families struggling to make a living. Centered around this complex theme, the film narrates the struggles of the family and how ultimately in the end they manage to continue life on the island.

DVD Features:

  • Anamorphic Widescreen Enhanced (16:9) DVD
  • No Subtitles
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • DVD Text
  • Jacket Picture
  • NTSC - All Regions
  • Interactive Menus of Songs & Scenes for Easy Access

Awards and Screenings

National Film Awards, India, 2002

  • National Film Award for Best Feature Film
  • National Film Award for Best Cinematography?- H.M. Ramachandra Halkere

Karnataka State Film Awards, 2002

  • Best Film.
  • Best Direction for?Girish Kasaravalli
  • Best Actress in a lead role for?Soundarya
  • Best Cinematography for Mr.Ramachandra

Filmfare Awards for Kannada

  • Best Film
  • Best Direction
  • Best Actress in a lead role for?Soundarya


  • Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, New York
  • International Film Festival Of India
  • Fukuoka Film Festival, Japan
  • Durban International Film Festival
  • International Film Festival of Rotterdam.
  • Cinema Vintage Programme, IsolaCinema, KinoOtok

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