August 4 is Nag Panchami, the "festival of snakes", and to celebrate this auspicious event, there will be a Film Fessssstival in filmi-blogland. During the first two weeks in August, I and (I hope) other fans of the nagin/a genre will be blogging about our favorite snake-themed Indian films, and snake-themed scenes in films.
Once things get underway in August, I'll create a list of posts. Folks can email me or tweet their links (#nagfilmfest seems like a good enough hashtag.) In the meantime, please feel free to post in the comments if you want to call "dibs" on a particular film or topic, or if you have a suggestion for a good nagin/a movie. If you are looking for inspiration, the BollyWHAT thread on Snake Films is a great place to start.
If you are curious about the Nag Panchami itself, I found all of these links very interesting:
- Wikipedia- Nag Panchami
- "iloveindia" festivals
- Festivals of India
- Wikipedia- Nagula Chaviti (this is a Telugu regional celebration of Nag Puja, and it falls on October 30 this year, which will give me a chance to repost the links, and if you miss the August date, feel free to create something for October.)