Writer: Guruprasad (screenplay)
Stars: Jaggesh, Sudarshan, Tabla Nani
A driver driving to a Matha in Shimoga, makes the journey interesting by telling a story, interspersed with sub-stories.Mata (Kannada: ಮಠ) is a 2006 Kannada movie written and directed by debutant director Guruprasad. It has an ensemble cast starring Navarasa Nayaka Jaggesh, Vaijanath Biradar, Mandya Ramesh and others. The director himself has done a cameo in the movie. Mata is a black comedy. The movie primarily revolves around the events that occur within a contemporary matha/mutts, which are revered as one of the most sacred institutions in India. The movie beautifully depicts that enlightenment is only possible if emotions like anger, lust, desire, etc. are overcome. With this movie, Guruprasad rose to fame in the industry. He has strictly opposed remakes of movies in Kannada and instead supports dubbing.