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Benegal, Shyam

Ankur directed by Shyam Benegal videorecording the seedling - New Delhi Eagle Home Entertainment 1974 - 1 videodisc (131 min.) sd. col.

Originally produced as motion picture in 1974

This debut directorial flim from shyam Benegal, deals with social disparities and exploitation. The Flim focuses on power and privilege with careful thought and acute perception. The Film won Benegal immediate recognition as a flim maker of maturity and promise, both in india and abroad. The story deals with the boredom of a college student, Surya(Anant Nag), at his family farm and his attraction towards Laxmi(Shabana Azmi),the comely wife of a poor, deaf and dump potter, kishtaya (Sadhu Meher). When Kishtaya is punished and humiliated for a petty crime, he runs away. Alone and vulnerable, Laxmi succumbs to the advances of Surya, and becomes Pregnant. When she is thrown out of the job by Saru(Priya Tendulkar), Surya's wife, she is totally alone and destitude. The charcters and their complex motivations are dealt wit deftly, aided by a brilliant performance from Shabana azmi, in her first film.

Shabana Azmi, Sadhu Meher, Anant Nag, Priya Tendulkar,Vanraj Bhatia,Freni Variava, Lalit M. Bijlani,Vijay Tendulkar


5.1 Dolby Digital, NTSC All Regions
1.85.1 Anamorphic Widescreen Colour


In Hindi with english Subtitles


Hindi- Drama


Landlord and tenant.
India--Andhra Pradesh.
Rural conditions.
Landowners.
Adultery.
Peasants.
Social conflict.

791.43 / AN-

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