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Genres Musical Animated
Running Time 82 min
MPAA rating Unrated
Release Date Apr 23, 2010
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Sita Sings the Blues

In the Indian legend, Sita is given to Prince Rama in marriage after Rama conquers the other princely suitors for her hand. No sooner is Rama appointed crown prince than he falls victim of a plot that sends him into banishment for fourteen years. Sita accompanies her husband, but is abducted shortly afterwards. With the aid of friendly gods, Rama sets off in pursuit and, following a dangerous struggle, succeeds in freeing her. Rama and Sita return to their home where Rama is made king. But soon after… Show more

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March 12, 2009 - Boston.com - Ty Burr, Globe Staff

I'm not sure what's gotten into the water at the Museum of Fine Arts, but the film programmers have been screening some delightful alt-animation lately. Last month was France's "Azur and Asmar," and now comes "Sita Sings the Blues," an almost indescribable pleasure from Brooklyn-based cartoonist and animator Nina Paley. The film, dazzling and poignant and five years in the making, retells the ancient Indian epic "The Ramayana" from a gentle but insistent feminist perspective.

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