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Aakali Rajyam (1981)

A young revolutionary rejects the future his parents chose for him and travels to Delhi to forge his own life and according to his own ideals. His quest to find a job that does not entail ... See full summary »

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K. Balachander

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K. Balachander
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Credited cast:
Kamal Haasan ... J. Ranga Rao
Sridevi ... Devi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ramana Murthi J.V. Ramana Murthi J.V. ... Jonnalagadda Venkata Ramanayya Panthulu
Prathap Pothen ... Prathap (as Prathap K. Pothan)
Oru Viral Krishna Rao Oru Viral Krishna Rao ... Devi's father
S. Ve. Sekar S. Ve. Sekar ... Thambu
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A young revolutionary rejects the future his parents chose for him and travels to Delhi to forge his own life and according to his own ideals. His quest to find a job that does not entail him to do any unjust work or tolerate any societal ill lands him the literal and metaphorical Kingdom of Hunger. This is his fight against hunger and society itself. Written by Sandesh Reddy

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Drama

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Remake of Varumayin Niram Sigappu (1980) See more »

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Perfect encapsulation of a turmoiled time
28 September 2020 | by mchinni-42999See all my reviews

What an excellent depiction of struggling with india's anti-liberal economy with the overly rigid socialistic structure paving way only for bureaucracy and making it extremely difficult to just survive even for the most highly educated. The constant theme is the protagonist not losing his self respect which stands above even any chance at making a living. This film resonated with me big time, being someone with an enhanced sense of self and a big time telugu literature fan. I really appreciate them highlighting the dignity of labour, which I so highly believe in. Even when the whole world is against you, you can still live with dignity, do honest work, eat and sleep. P.S. kamal hassan, being a tamilian playing a well read telugu man, in the 80s, no less, blows my mind. What an actor, what a man. The entire cast and crew, especially the ones who played his friends, and the different routes they took on this ruthless path to survival were excellent. And sridevi's empathisizing act was so very natural and had a poetic quality.


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India

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Telugu

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9 January 1981 (India) See more »

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