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Sita Sings the Blues

"Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920's jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw, Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as The Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told." -- from the official website

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Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Aseem Chhabra ... Shadow Puppet #1
Bhavana Nagulapally ... Shadow Puppet #2
Manish Acharya ... Shadow Puppet #3
Reena Shah ... Sita
Debargo Sanyal ... Rama
Aladdin Ullah ... Hanuman, Mareecha
Deepti Gupta ... Kaikeyi
Pooja Kumar ... Surphanaka
Sanjiv Jhaveri ... Dave, Dasharatha, Ravana, Dhobi, Valmiki
Nina Paley ... Nina
Directed by: Nina Paley
Musical Score by: Todd Michaelsen
Writing Credits: Nina Paley
Based on: the Ramayana of Valmiki

animated movie Sita Sings the Blues © unknownOn February 29, 2009, Sita Sings the Blues creator Nina Paley announced on the film's official website that she was releasing the film to the web. In her words, "Like all culture, it belongs to you already, but I am making it explicit with a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License. Please distribute, copy, share, archive, and show Sita Sings the Blues. From the shared culture it came, and back into the shared culture it goes."

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