As the title suggests, Raj B. Shetty’s latest Kannada film Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana contains its share of mythological undertones. But the film is more than just that almost reinventing the gangster drama at an epic scale with very curious passage of character developments. Set in Mangaluru, it tells the story of Hari (Rishab Shetty) and Shiva (Raj B. Shetty), the backstory of how they climb up the ladder of crime in the city and the eventual souring of the relationship. The film’s conspicous homo-eroticism was noticed by many and how well it does what it does with it and the film’s complete disregard for women in its universe has been topics of debate.
For this episode, we have full house of The Other Banana team – Aditya, Deepauk, Anantha and Ashoka discuss the setting, the relationship between Shiva and Hari, what the film does well and what it does not, the character of Brahmmaya played by Gopal Krishna Deshpande, the writing and filmmaking in Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana.
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Episode edited by Anantha.
The Raj B. Shetty interview with Baradwaj Rangan
Our episode on Raj B. Shetty’s Ondu Motteya Kathe