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THE MAHARAJA OF JODHPUR - the legacy lives on

Title:
THE MAHARAJA OF JODHPUR - the legacy lives on
LANGUAGE: 
English
GENRE: 
NON FICTION
FORMAT: 
PAL DIGI BETA
PROGRAMME DURATION: 
54 MINUTES

The Maharaja of Jodhpur is an exclusive and insightful documentation of the life of one of India's most distinguished royals, His Highness The Maharajah Gaj Singh II of Marwar- Jodhpur.

The film tells the story of “the boy who-would-be-king”, enthroned at age 4, his trials and tribulations over the tumultuous years of historical change and of his quest to be a “Modern Maharaja”.

This extravagant docu-feature was filmed over a year and documents the life and lifestyle of the Maharaja, along-with incredible living traditions, festivals, ceremonial pageantry and a lifestyle of regal splendor.

The Royal Durbar - celebrating the 50th year of his coronation - a glittering historical occasion.

Akha Teej Durbar- when the Rathore’s sip saffron water (formerly opium), from their Maharaja's palm.

Dusshera Durbar- where ties with the Rathore clan are renewed, with the anointing of swords, by the Maharaja.

Birthday Celebrations- formal durbars, royal processions and ritual greetings by women, dressed in their traditional best.

A glamorous royal lifestyle- polo, vintage cars, courtly dance performances, vibrant festivals, ceremonial processions and exclusive footage of the “Raj” era of princely India.

The docu-feature has unique access to the royal family - the charismatic Maharaja, the indomitable Rajmata Krishna Kumari, the effervescent Maharani Hemlata Rajye, the charming Princess Shivranjani Rajye and ‘Prince of Hearts’ Yuvraj Shivraj Singh.

Awards:

  • Best Documentary & Music, Indian Telly Awards, 2006.

  • Best Documentary Cinematography, IDPA 2005.

The award winning film has been showcased and feted in 15 International Film Festivals through 2004-2005 and was the opening film of the Miami Film Festival, 2004. Premiered at the Nehru Centre, London (2004)

  • Maiden Middle East showing at the Madinat Theatre in Jumeirat Madinat, Dubai (2004).

  • Selected for the 7th Annual ARPA International Film Festival and maiden US screening at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood (2004).

  • Nominated for the best documentary at the ARPA Festival, Los Angeles (2004).

  • Screened at the Cosford Theatre, Miami at the 19th Annual International Fort Lauderdale Film Festival (2004)

  • Newport Beach International Film Festival (2005)

  • Selected and shown at the San Fernando Valley International Film Festival, 2005 (2005).

  • Nominated for the 2005 Category award for the Best Foreign Film at San Fernando Valley International Film Festival (2005)

  • Selected and shown at Globians Potsdam World and Culture Documentary Film Festival, (2005)

  • Selected and shown at Oxford Film festival (2005)

  • The International Festival of Televisao, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2005)

Price: 
$1.00
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