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Kalyug (1981)

This movie tells story of fierce and total competition of two related business families in the days of license raaj India.The overall plot is based on Mahabharat.This movie shows that how ... See full summary »

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Shyam Benegal

Writers:

Girish Karnad (screenplay), Shyam Benegal (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shashi Kapoor ... Karan Singh
Rekha ... Supriya
Raj Babbar ... Dharam Raj
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Bal Raj
Anant Nag ... Bharat Raj
Amrish Puri ... Kishan Chand
A.K. Hangal ... Bhisham Chand
Sushma Seth ... Savitri
Victor Banerjee ... Dhan Raj
Vijaya Mehta Vijaya Mehta ... Devki
Om Puri ... Bhavani Pandey
Reema Lagoo ... Kiran (as Rima Lagu)
Salim Ghouse ... Desai
Vinay Apte ... Mhatre
Madan Jain Madan Jain ... Kulkarni
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Storyline

This movie tells story of fierce and total competition of two related business families in the days of license raaj India.The overall plot is based on Mahabharat.This movie shows that how the pursuit of self serving ideals even legitimizes killing of family members.

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Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

28 March 1981 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Machine Age See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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Film-Valas See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Victor Banerjee's real life daughters Keya and Dia playing his daughters in the film. See more »

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An intellectual art film
23 October 2004 | by artistreeSee all my reviews

This is a good art film. Referenced from mythology, even names of the characters refer to the ancient times. Set in modern times its a conflict of personalities & emotions between two industrialist families.

The director is well know for his narrative style this ones no exception.

No song and dance here as well as no bollywood style gunfights. A nice intellectual film overall. If you like dance , music & action , this ones not for you.If you'd like to see the hero Karan (Shashi Kapoor) in fun loving films, check out "Do aur do paanch or Namak Halaal"


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