A documentary film on Ustad Zakir Hussain, “The Speaking Hand: Zakir Hussain and the art of the Indian Drum” directed by Sumantra ghosal was screened at Bangalore International centre on Sunday, 18 th July, 2010 at 6.00 pm.
The documentary narrated the tale of growth of Tabla legend Ustad Zakir Hussain and his path-breaking experiments. We saw how actually Zakir’s growth from the by-lanes of Bombay to his current fame as a world class musician. There were also rare glimpses of the Planet Drum tour that brought together master drummers of the world in a breath-taking celebration of world rhythms. The concerts in the film were linked by fascinating interviews that gave the film a unique structure and a charm.
Mr. Sumantra Ghosal, Director of the film was present during the screening and interacted with the audience about his experiences in making this film.
A jam-packed audience watched the film with rapt attention.