Director: Gopal Saxena
Duration: 32 min
An inspiring story of one family keeping alive a tradition
of folklore in Rajasthan, in spite of many odds. Gopī Bhāṭís Tamāśā is
repertory, a blend of music, in classical style of singing and narration.
The tremendous courage, determination and love for the traditional folk
art displayed by the Bhāṭ family has saved it from being relegated to
oblivion. Gopī Bhāṭ had to work as a Pujārī in a temple for sustaining
himself. But he kept his performance going. The special feature of this
folk art is the use of classical music, to communication with the common
people. Śrī Bhāṭ has enthused his progeny with the love for this art and
hopes that they will carry forward his work.