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Manthan (1976)

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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Technical Specs

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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Incredible
12 February 2011 | by varapradpitkar-763-566535See all my reviews

My dad saw this movie when it released in theaters back in the 70's. He insisted that I watch the movie before any other. So, I saw the movie on Amul official website(you can watch it online) and was Stunned!!. It has been 35 years since this movie released but it is just timeless. Time can erode a movie technically but the emotional part if in its place remains intact. The acting is brilliant, so is the direction and technically also, it is quite good. Shyam Benegal takes you to Gujarat in the small village. You actually FEEL for the villagers and want to join them in their fight against Amrish Puri(the Milk Mafia). It is fair in length, there is never a boring moment and as the climax approaches, the tension actually gets to you. It is an emotional ride. I will watch it 10 times if they re-release it in theaters. A must watch.


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