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.)
SO in! I found a couple more nagin fillums in my collection that I totally need to explore!ReplyDelete
IN for at least that Mumaith Khan Punnami Nagu that I've been procrastinating on for at least a year now... :-)ReplyDelete
I am in, and have recruited jenni from Bollywhat for a special guest post!ReplyDelete
@Dolce - I'll be waiting to see what you make of Mumaith's snake film. I'll be writing about Chiru's film Punnami Nagu :)
And maybe, just maybe, I'll confront my Jeetendra issues and pick one of his snakey snake-hipped salsa-ing appearances.
Thanks Liz for organising! Temple
In! I promise at least one full film and perhaps some clip-related shenanigans.ReplyDelete
@Ness-I'm so impressed with your collection!ReplyDelete
@Dolce and Namak-oh yes, the Mumaith Khan film is perfect for late summer. And maybe Shahid will star in a nagina film in time for next year ;)
@Temple - yay for Jenni, and can't wait to see what else you have in store.
@Beth- clips are a nice concentrated dose of the snakey parts.
i love parkash raj actingReplyDelete
If I can find a legal film on the youtube BW list, I'll be in, but otherwise not... However, I'm looking forward to read the posts.ReplyDelete
श्रावण माह के शुक्ल पक्ष की पंचमी को नाग पंचमी का पर्व मनाया जाता है। पंचमी तिथि के स्वामी नाग देवता हैं। नाग पंचमी नागों / साँपो की पूजा के लिए मनाया जाता है।ReplyDelete