Old film, Navaratri in a new avatar


Dussehra is a predominant festival and is celebrated in a variety of ways in Nepal, Sri Lanka and India. The main reason is the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura. This festival takes place for 10 days and nine nights as Goddess Durga fought for the same period of time. And these 9 nights are termed as Navaratri.

Marking the significance of Navaratri, Telugu film industry has given us a beautiful film with the same name in 1996. The cast includes some legendry actors, Akkineni Nageshwar Rao and Savatri. This movie talks about a girl who while happily celebrating Navaratri is told by her father about her wedding proposal and runs away from home in reluctance. She encounters 9 types of human behaviors every night. Let’s look into these Navarasalu in a way we relate to tollywood.

1. Wonder


2. Fear

3. Compassion

4. Anger


5. Equanimity

6. Disgust

7. Elegance

8. Bravery

9. Bliss