Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sita Sings the Blues

Sita Sings the Blues-2008, voices of nobody anybody knows

Maltin says- Animator Nina Paley tells an autobiographical tale of how she was dumped by her husband and contrasts it with the epic Indian saga called the Ramayana.  Three Indian shadow-puppet figures comment on the proceedings (not unlike Mystery Science Theater 3000), all of which is punctuated by the story's Hindu heroine breaking into song-in the appealing voice of 1920's pop singer Annette Hanshaw.  Unusual melage of elements, including highly appealing visual design, makes this a disarming experience, and a unique animated feature.  3 stars.

I say- Had this in my Netflix queue, and it showed up as well as the next alphabetical movie and was happy I could knock another movie out of the book.  I was really surprised by this, and really enjoyed the different animation styles.  This movie, which was not released in theaters, is one of the best animated features I've ever seen.  3 and a half stars.

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