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A small town in rural India gets to witness a confrontation between two fathers - one a rich, powerful, influential, and cruel Zamindar Thakur Avadh Narayan Singh - who wants the man who ... See full summary »

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Rudra
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Paro
Sachin Khedekar ...
Shiva
Tanvi Hegde ...
Durga, 'Muniya' (Rudra's daughter)
Sagar Thawani ...
Lav, Durga's brother
Samrat Thawani ...
Kush, Durga's brother
Siddharth ...
Bachchu Singh
Anjan Srivastav ...
Senior Doctor
Sachin Suvarna
Vineet Srinet
Dinesh Anand ...
(as Late Dinesh Anand)
Mita Vasisht ...
Thakurain
Atul Kale
Nilesh Diwekar ...
(as Nilesh Divekar)
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Thakur Avadh Narayan Singh
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A small town in rural India gets to witness a confrontation between two fathers - one a rich, powerful, influential, and cruel Zamindar Thakur Avadh Narayan Singh - who wants the man who filed a police complaint against his two sons to be killed immediately. And the other is Rudra, a poor laborer employed by Avadh, who wants justice when he finds out that his nine year old daughter, Durga, has been beaten and brutally raped by Avadh's sons, Bachhu, and Bhola. Amidst this background we have a corrupt doctor, who is willing to change his medical report after he is bribed appropriately; and a Police Inspector, Ramnarayan Bhardwaj, who is willing to drop any charges against Avadh's sons provided he gets his "dues" from the Thakur. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Demanding but rewarding
21 January 2006 | by (Te Ika a Maui, Aotearoa) – See all my reviews

I am a HUGE fan of Nandita Das. She is my favourite Indian actress, by a long way. When I bought this movie I knew that it would not be a Bollywood type cheese-fest. It wasn't. What I liked about it: The pairing of Sanjay and Nandita was very good. They were very believable as an ordinary married couple. Committed to each other and their children. No glamour, no implausible wealth for them. Just sincere, real people. Both were very good in their roles. Nandita is a beautiful woman, who seem literally luminescent, with her intelligence and passion radiating out from within. Sanjay was excellent as the tortured father. Om Puri was frighteningly good as the psycho Dad from hell, and the supporting cast all played their parts well. This movie doesn't pull any punches, either metaphorically or literally. It was one of the most taxing movies I've watched in a long time, but ti was worth it. If you're looking for Main Hoon Na or DDLJ, look elsewhere. If you want powerful, affecting cinema, with a good cast and great performances, give Pitaah a try.


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