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Ankur (1974)

 -  Drama  -  April 1977 (USA)
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Laxmi lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in India along with her husband, Kishtaya, who is a deaf-mute. Both husband and wife work for the wealthy landlord. The landlord's son, Surya... See full summary »

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Laxmi
Sadhu Meher ...
Kishtaya
Anant Nag ...
Surya
Priya Tendulkar ...
Aga Mohamed Hussain
Mirza Qadirali Baig
Hemant Jeshwant Rao
Satyanarayan ...
(as Master Satyanarayan)
Sesham Raju ...
(as Shesham Raju)
Hameed Rashid
Aslam Akhtar
Syed Yakoob
Jagat Jeevan
Prafullata Natu
Kaleem Siddiqui
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Laxmi lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in India along with her husband, Kishtaya, who is a deaf-mute. Both husband and wife work for the wealthy landlord. The landlord's son, Surya, has to cancel his studies and return home to look after the estate, as well as formalize his marriage to Saroj, the girl he was compelled to get married to when he was very young. Shortly thereafter Kishtaya is apprehended stealing toddy from the fields, is severely beaten, left senseless, and when he recovers he absconds, leaving Laxmi alone to fend for herself. Surya finds her attractive and starts an intimate relationship with her, much to the chagrin of the rest of the family. Things only get worse when Saroj moves in to live with Surya - compelling him to make a final decision about a visibly pregnant Laxmi. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Real movie about rural India
24 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the first Hindi movies of the art movie genre. This movie was released when bollywood was undergoing a sort of writer's block. At the same time the alternative cinema was in a creative ferment. This movie is truly a work of genius directorial talent. The characters of this movie are so real and their psychology is shown in a unique way. The acting in this movie is just great. The director's deep knowledge of the human psyche is reflected in this movie. The hypocrisy and innocence of human nature is so beautifully pictured. The camera work is great. The viewer could get a glimpse into the rural India as it is without any makeover or idyllic transformation. This movie doesn't tell a story ; rather the actors as well as the viewers live the story. So engrossing is this movie.

A treat to the eyes.


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