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When an imminent drought threatens to ruin their crop, Rambhi and her husband Veeru move from their village to the city. Through threat, violence and blackmail, Veeru makes a career as a ... See full summary »

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Rambhi
Milind Gunaji ...
Veeram
Nirmal Pandey ...
Jakhra
Govind Namdeo ...
Kesubhai (as Govind Namdev)
Vinit Kumar ...
Lakhubhai
Loveleen Mishra ...
Ramde's Wife (as Luvleen Mishra)
Raima Sen ...
Sejal
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Karsan
Ashwin Kumar ...
Asad
Anup Soni ...
Meru
Anushree Shukla ...
Young Karsan
Nishant Shuke ...
Child Karsan
Ravi Kale ...
Nagajan (policeman)
Manohar Teli ...
Meena
Anil Chaudhary ...
Ramde (as Anil Chowdhary)
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When an imminent drought threatens to ruin their crop, Rambhi and her husband Veeru move from their village to the city. Through threat, violence and blackmail, Veeru makes a career as a kind of mafia don in the corrupt political system, but it turns out he is no more than a puppet of an influential lawyer who has him killed when Veeru decides not to kill any more. The lawyer thinks he can turn Rambhi into yet another puppet of his plans, but she strikes back, taking revenge for her husband's murder and fighting the corrupt political system until she becomes a veritable mafia Godmother herself. Written by Horst Prillinger <hprill@excite.com>

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A stunning feminist Bollywood extravaganza
5 March 2003 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

Putting aside Bollywood's somewhat unusual narrative pace and plot structure, this is an excellent movie. Shabana Azmi is simply stunning in her portrayal of Rambhi, a simple farmer's wife who moves to the city with her husband and, when her husband is killed, becomes a veritable mafia Godmother, killing every opponent without so much as a blink and fighting the corrupt political system only to increase her own political power.

At the same time, it is a movie with a strong feminist twist, as it is the belittled widow who becomes the most ruthless and influential politician in the district; and in the end, when she realizes that she has made some serious mistakes, it is also a very progressive plea for tolerance and understanding -- "what unites a community also tears it apart".

There are a few plot holes here and there and you have to forgive this film a few Bollywood idiosynchrasies, but it's still an easy 9/10.


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