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Maha Yatra (1987)

| Drama, Thriller
In 1829 Viceroy Bentinick bans the social evil of sati in India, however, the practice is continued without any check. In Bengal a very ill, elderly man, on his deathbed, Shankarnarayan, is... See full summary »

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Ved Maharaj
Kalyan Chatterjee
Vasant Choudhury ...
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Sujal Roy Chowdhury ...
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Aloke Das
Gobind Ganguly
Promode Ganguly
Rabi Ghosh ...
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Yashumati
Rajkumar Lahiri
Rathin Lahiri
Monoj Sinha
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In 1829 Viceroy Bentinick bans the social evil of sati in India, however, the practice is continued without any check. In Bengal a very ill, elderly man, on his deathbed, Shankarnarayan, is prepared to be taken to the crematorium. After the procession reachs the crematorium grounds, they find that he still has life left in him. The priest presiding decides to favor a friend, and asks him to marry his young daughter to this ailing old man, to which the friend readily agrees. The reluctant, yet willing, young girl, Yashumati, is prepared for marriage, and taken in procession to the crematorium grounds and married to the old man, knowing fully well that he has only a few days left to live, and after his death she must burn herself alive. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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