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The Churning (1976)

Manthan (original title)
Dr.Rao (Girih Karnad) is a Vetinary doc, who comes to this village with the aim of starting a Milk Co-operative society for the welfare of the villagers. But the wealthy businessman ... See full summary »

Director:

Shyam Benegal

Writers:

Kaifi Azmi (dialogue), Shyam Benegal (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Girish Karnad ... Dr. Manohar Rao
Smita Patil ... Bindu
Naseeruddin Shah ... Bhola
Anant Nag ... Chandravarkar
Amrish Puri ... Ganga Prasad Mishra
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Sarpanch / Village Head
Mohan Agashe ... Deshmukh
Savita Bajaj Savita Bajaj ... Jillo
Rajendra Jaspal Rajendra Jaspal ... Moti
Abha Dhulia Abha Dhulia ... Shanta Rao
Hriday Lani Hriday Lani
Anjali Paigankar Anjali Paigankar ... Girl who falls for Chandravarkar
Bhagla Bhagwan Bhagla Bhagwan
Sadhu Meher Sadhu Meher ... Mahapatra
Suresh Bedi Suresh Bedi ... (as Soresh Bedi)
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Dr.Rao (Girih Karnad) is a Vetinary doc, who comes to this village with the aim of starting a Milk Co-operative society for the welfare of the villagers. But the wealthy businessman Mishraji (Amrish Puri) and Sarpanch (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) are unhappy about this. How Dr.rao succeeds in his mission to make the villagers self reliant, with the help of Bindu (Smit Patil) and Bhola (Naseeruddin shah) is worth watching. Written by Reshmi Sharma (Roshni....A ray of Light)

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Drama

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500,000 farmers of Gujrat produced the movie, because it was based on the concept of the 'White Revolution' in India. It is the only movie with the largest count of individual investors for a movie. See more »

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Another Shyam Benegal favourite
2 December 2011 | by aslipranavSee all my reviews

A remarkable, touching and memorable film. I saw it during my childhood but can never forget it. Shame it has only got a 6.8 on IMDb - probably because its not widely available on DVD and a lot of people have missed out on this gem of Indian cinema. I tried locating it on DVD during a visit to India but was not able to. (Will have to wait till BFI releases it I suppose.)

One of the reviewers mentioned its there on the Amul website. I cant recommend it enough, please see this if you can. You are in for a treat.

Smita Patil and Girish Karnad both have given very genuine, convincing performances.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

October 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A tej színe See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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