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Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women (2003)

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A woman, attended by two midwives, is giving birth in a small village in India. When the child's cry rings, the father bangs on a steel plate to attract the attention of all the villagers, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tulip Joshi ...
Kalki
Sudhir Pandey ...
Ramsharan
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Sooraj
Pankaj Jha ...
Rakesh
Piyush Mishra ...
Jagannath
Vinamra Pancharia ...
Raghu
Mukesh Bhatt ...
Kachra
Deepak Kumar Bandhu ...
Shailesh
Sanjay Kumar ...
Brijesh
Srivas Naidu ...
Lokesh (as Shrivas Nydu)
Amin Gazi ...
Sukha
Chittaranjan Giri ...
Pappu
Farooq Sarkari ...
Gajendra
Rajesh Jais ...
Princess Pinky
Latesh Chaudhary ...
Pappu's Bride (as Latesh Choudhari)
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A woman, attended by two midwives, is giving birth in a small village in India. When the child's cry rings, the father bangs on a steel plate to attract the attention of all the villagers, who assemble, eager to hear the good news. But when the midwife announces that the child is a daughter, the banging stops, followed by a stunned silence. Shortly thereafter the father takes the baby and drowns it in a Calderon of milk. This practice continues on and as a result, many years later there are men and boys everywhere and no women. A widowed man, Ramsharan, ponders his plight and that of his two grown son, who he is unable to get married. No marriage has taken in this village for 15 years, save for one, which was annulled as the young 14-year old bride turned out to be a 14 year old boy. But there is hope when a friend informs Ramsharan that he has located a bride for his eldest, a beautiful young woman named Kalki, who lives nearby, sheltered by her father. Ramsharan pays a substantial ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Land of Men - The Deadly Consequences
20 January 2006 | by (Kathmandu, Nepal) – See all my reviews

A very shocking drama set in a near-future rural village in India, where due to peoples desire for a son has dis-balanced the area's sex ratio and subsequently the female population has totally perished. Movie begins with the shocking scene of a father killing a new born female child by drowning her in a tank filled with milk and praying to grant him a son next year. This very first scene explains how desperate are the village people for son, and its a customary rule there to ignore(murder) a female child at all cost. After this scene the rest of the movie depicts the aftermath of such wicked trend, and which is the issue of this movie.

I prefer not say more, you better find out yourself. However I should warn you, there are some scene/moments in the film which are quite intense for some viewers.

Rating 8/10.


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