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Parmino is a small village in Central India, headed by a Village Committee comprising of all males. When the Government of India notifies the Committee that a third of them must be women, including people in schedules caste and tribes, the Sarpanch, Ratan Singh, decides to let women run for the election as well have seats in the Panchayat. After the meeting gets over, he asks his son, Inder, to get Manju, his wife, to sign the nomination papers. Also asked are the wife of another Panchayat member, as well as Vidya, the newly marred bride of a poor store owner, Bhanwar, who is indebted to Inder and Ratan Singh. In this way, Ratan and Inder hope to control the women through their respective husbands, and rule over the Panchayat as they have done before. They are in for a surprise when Vidya turns the tables on them, asking them to account where the funds for the partially built school were misappropriated as well having the rest of the village attend Gram Panchayat meetings and voice ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Women rise up to attain equal rights in Rajasthani village
27 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most of Mr Nihalani 's movies address real issues being faced by millions people in India be it women's issues (different perspectives-Bhumika and Nishant), political issues (Junoon etc) or India's feudal system (Ankur). Most of these have made their point, very successfully. Unfortunately Sanshodhan was tepid. It had the feel of a TV film (Doordarshan) and one whose content unravelled as the film was being shot. Considering the overall story of the masses taking law into their own hands and asserting themselves is something Indian cinema has seen many great examples of, some from Mr Nihalani himself, this movie proved to be a weak infusion of already overdone plots in Indian cinema.


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