A story about the "Ikat" handloom weavers of Pochampally through the master weaver Ramulu and his family struggle in time of mass-production.

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Gauramma
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Ramulu
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Narasimha
Neena Gupta ...
Mandira
Mohan Agashe ...
President of Handloom Cooperative Society
K.K. Raina
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Lakshmaya
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Venkatesh, the secretary
Ila Arun
Anita Kanwar
Pankaj Kapur
Jayant Kripalani
Meenal Patel
Ravi Jhankal
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A story about the "Ikat" handloom weavers of Pochampally through the master weaver Ramulu and his family struggle in time of mass-production.

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