A rather dangerous game with bulls and Indian musicians, dancers and performers
No documentation for this item. It appears to be some kind of celebration.
MAHARANEE OF BARODA
A dangerous game is being played. Two bulls are head-locked in a fight in a fenced arena. Indian men stand directly behind them, pushing and goading them. Various spectators also climb over the fence to hit them with sticks. CU the bulls horns locked in conflict. Cut to the same scenario but with rams.
Pan around a park / garden where a lot of Indian people in smart white robes are gathered. Two men are also involved in a fight using a kind of marshal arts weapon. Various shots of men and women in saris walking on the lawns. In the background are decorative tents and canopies. Dignitaries arrive in a car (the Maharanee?) and meet and greet people around the grounds. A small boy makes a presentation to a group of people seated under a tent. The camera pans slowly along a group of musicians play traditional and unusual looking musical instruments. Various CUs the musicians. Two girls in elaborate sari costumes perform a traditional dance in front of the musicians. Various shots and close-ups.
Inside a tent, guests seated on the floor are given flowers. Inside a large hall, women and children perform a clapping dance. GV high up inside the hall as children perform for dignitaries seated on a dais. A woman sings accompanied by four musicians. MS the three musicians wobbling the heads from side to side as they perform. Young children perform a dance using swords. Other children dressed in safari hats and outfits (perhaps boy scouts?) march for the audience. The dignitaries emerge into the sunlight from the interior.
Pan across some very elaborate buildings with slim pillars and wide arches adorned with garlands of flowers and fabric. (The buildings have the appearance of tier of a wedding cake).