An American in Madras (2013)

U 12/01/2013 (IN) Documentary 1h 24m
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Director Karan Bali's insight into a largely unknown slice of Tamil film history. American citizen Ellis R Dungan travelled to India in the 1930s. He intended to stay for six months, but he ended up living in Madras for 15 years, where he directed many key films of the era. This documentary explores Dungan's life and the profound impact he had upon the fledgling Tamil film industry.

  1. Karan Bali


  2. Teesha Elizabeth Cherian


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  1. M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar

    M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar

    Himself (Archive footage)

  2. Ellis R. Dungan

    Ellis R. Dungan

    Himself (Archive footage)

  3. P. K. Nair


  4. Radha Viswanathan


  5. M. S. Subbulakshmi

    Herself (Archive footage)

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Original Language English

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