Directed by: Girish Karnad
Starring: Master G S Nataraj, Amrish Puri, Nandini Bhaktavatsala, Lokesh, Uma Shivakumar
A National Award winning movie by Girish Karnad based on the book by Srikrishna Alanahalli.
Kitti is an 8 year old kid who comes from the city to live with his uncle in a village surrounded by forests. His uncle and wife don’t have children and so Kitti is welcomed by the family. His aunt in particular is very fond of him and he develops a special bond with her. However, his uncle keeps going out of town to spend time with his mistress. Though Kitti’s aunt is aware of this, she does not know how to deal with this issue. One day, out of desperation she takes Kitti into the forest where they meet a black magic performer who promises to solve her problem for her. The rest of the movie is about the consequences of the ritual and how things change.