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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 »

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Shyam Benegal

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Girish Karnad ... Dr. Manohar Rao
Naseeruddin Shah ... Bhola
Smita Patil ... Bindu
Amrish Puri ... Ganga Prasad Mishra
Mohan Agashe ... Deshmukh
Anant Nag ... Chandravarkar
Salim Ghouse ... Moola
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Sarpanch / Village Head
Rajendra Jaspal Rajendra Jaspal ... Moti
Savita Bajaj Savita Bajaj ... Jillo
Abha Dhulia Abha Dhulia ... Shanta Rao
Anjali Paigankar Anjali Paigankar ... Girl who falls for Chandravarkar
Sadhu Meher Sadhu Meher ... Mahapatra
Hriday Lani Hriday Lani
Suresh Bedi Suresh Bedi ... (as Soresh Bedi)
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Storyline

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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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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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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True reflection of our country and its challenges
7 January 2019 | by rtoac1See all my reviews

An inspiring story based on the Milk Cooperative movement Amul in Gujarat. The story here about the various challenges faced in starting a cooperative. How the winning of trust, maintaining integrity and fairness, and true to purpose and values at all times are paramount. Both in winning the respect of the people, the eventual stakeholders who run the co-operative, and in being able to maintain one's sanity at the most challenging times. I'm happy also about how the movie ends in a positive note, how success and equality across caste and gender is still possible in our country


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