Sarvai Papanna documentary to be screen at Noida International film festival

KARIMNAGAR: A documentary film on “Sarvai Papanna” was selected for the 10th Noida International Film Festival which would be held from January 29, 2023 onwards. Directed by Chetan Kathi, produced by Rachna productions, written by Ponnam Ravichandra, cast include Ravindar Reddy as Sarvai Papanna and music by MM Sreelekha, the Sarvai Papanna (English) is selected for the screening in the Noida International Film Festival. Among the 17 documentaries that are selected for screening are from different parts of the world. Only five  documentaries are from India and four documentaries from Belgium, three from Spain, two from USA, one each from Germany, China and Chili. Sarvai Papanna has been selected for screening under the production, creative and music fields.

Sarvai Papanna is the story of an unsung hero who rose from the soil of Telangana, who rebelled against both imperial and local Zamindary system. In this fascinating study, the team recounts the history of a hero from Telangana, by narrating his life at different times and the circumstances that made a common man a King of GOLKONDA.

The Documentary mainly focuses on the contributions of Sarvai Papanna to this society in socio political ways. Sarvai Papanna is a legendry personality from the subjugated groups in the medieval times. His contributions are remarkable. Though there are many historical evidences like folklores, ballads, songs and stories that are available for the history of Sarvai Papanna. Historians neglected these sources and framed the history based on the writings of Mughal court.

Papanna victory inscriptions and sculptures are also available in Buddhism dominant regions such as Dhoolkatta. Papanna history came into limelight when the British historian J.A.Boyal recorded the folklore music during 1874 A.D. This combined with further studying of archaeological evidence of ruined or existing forts, inscriptions, and temples brought the history of Papanna into limelight.

The main focus of the current documentary would be covering on historical contribution made by Sarvai Papanna to the social history of India. Though there are too many works on his life but still there is much more to be bought out. The present work aims at emphasizing the real history of the unsung hero.

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