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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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Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women
1 July 2007 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie 3 years ago on Motovun film festival in Croatia. This movie is cut in my memory and believe me you won't forget this movie this easy.

This movie was competition Amnesty International movie award for movies which theme was human rights and encourage protection of human rights.

According to recent UNESCO report, in population of India in some 50 million women short,due to gender discrimination. The film is set in future, village of Matrubhoomi, where due to rampant female infanticide( killing of all female babies), women are practically extinct.

Story is about a father and his five sons are frustrated because they are not able to find a bride.When A family priest finds a beautiful girl in faraway village.Her father is happy to sell her.She is taken to Matrubi,where she is married to the five brothers,all five of whom,including father, exercise their conjugal rights in turn.

Movie is one of the saddest movie I ever saw.It's so brutal,so real and very shocking.I highly recommend this movie.


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