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Chakra (1981)

Amma lives in Bijapur with her husband and son, Benwa. When a man attempts to sexually molest her, he is killed by her husband, the trio flee, but the husband is shot dead by the police. ... See full summary »

Director:

Rabindra Dharmaraj

Writers:

Jaywant Dalvi (story), Rabindra Dharmaraj
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Cast

Credited cast:
Savita Bajaj Savita Bajaj ... Neighbor with mentally ill son
Arun Bakshi ... Police Inspector
Suresh Bhagwat Suresh Bhagwat ... Sweeper
Ranjit Chowdhry Ranjit Chowdhry ... Benwa (as Ranjeet Chowdhuri)
Salim Ghouse ... Raghu
Rohini Hattangadi ... Laxmi
Madan Jain Madan Jain
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Anna
Alka Kubal ... Amli
Anjali Paigankar Anjali Paigankar ... Chenna
Sudhir Pandey ... Bhandari (as Sudhir Pande)
Yunus Parvez ... Minister
Smita Patil ... Amma
Naseeruddin Shah ... Looka
Uttam Sirur Uttam Sirur ... Chamnya
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Storyline

Amma lives in Bijapur with her husband and son, Benwa. When a man attempts to sexually molest her, he is killed by her husband, the trio flee, but the husband is shot dead by the police. Amma re-locates to a shanty slum near Dharavi, Bombay, where Benwa grows up and shines shoes for a living. Amma is sexually active with Looka, a hoodlum and extortionist who shows up once in while, and also has a steady relationship with trucker, Anna. Both Looka and Anna are unaware of each other. Looka gets Benwa married to Amli from a nearby slum & Anna gets Amma a much better shelter. All seems to be going well until the Police come looking for an injured Looka, when he robs a pharmacy in order to get medicines for himself. Watch what happens when the Police arrive and find a visibly pregnant Amma with Looka, and the impact this will have on her relationship with Anna. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

17 April 1981 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Vicious Circle See more »

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Neo Films See more »
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Mono

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The film had a controversial bathing scene of Smita where you could see her backside. See more »

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Referenced in Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983) See more »

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mainstream story in parallel (??) cinema
31 December 2018 | by sherrvin-1See all my reviews

It would have been part of mainstream cinema and a hit as well, had it been made in present times. A story about slum dwellers, their lives, their fight to make daily living, fight with system and fight with each other. A beautifully made movie has won 3 Filmfare awards in 1982; Best Actor (Naseeruddin Shah), Best Actress (Smita Patil) & Best Art Director (Bansi Chandragupta). And a National Award for Smita Patil as Best Actress. It has a couple of good songs too.


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