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Bawandar (2000)

Shoba T. Mathur works for the Central Government in India and her job is to create awareness against child-marriage and other social evils that prevail due to general misinterpretation of ... See full summary »

Director:

Jag Mundhra (as Jagmohan)

Writers:

Ashok Mishra (screenplay), Sudha Arora (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nandita Das ... Saanvri
Raghuvir Yadav ... Sohan (Saanvri's husband)
Deepti Naval ... Shobha Devi
Rahul Khanna ... Ravi
Laila Rouass ... Amy
Govind Namdeo ... Dhanraj Meena (MLA)
Ishrat Ali ... Purnia Gujjar (sarpanch)
Yashpal Sharma ... Sarju
Lalit Tiwari ... Tej Karan
Anupam Shyam ... Mangal Panda (pandit)
Ashok Banthia
Shri Vallabh Vyas ... (as Shrivallabh Vyas)
Ravi Jhankal ... Police Inspector
Mohan Bhandari Mohan Bhandari
Lillete Dubey
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Storyline

Shoba T. Mathur works for the Central Government in India and her job is to create awareness against child-marriage and other social evils that prevail due to general misinterpretation of the Hindu Shastras that demean women, particularly in Dhabri, a village in the state of Rajasthan. She does succeed in recruiting a young housewife, Saanvri, the mother of a young girl, Kamli, and wife of rickshaw driver, Sohan. Saanvri goes around the village raising awareness, and incurs the wrath of the village elders, mostly members of the Gujjar family. When Saanvri persists with her efforts, five of the men severely beat-up Sohan, and gang-rape Saanvri. A devastated Saanvri and Sohan decide to get justice. They go to the Police Station, but the Police Inspector refuses to lodge a complaint until and unless he gets a Medical report. The doctor will not issue a medical report until and until he gets Court Order. Sohan and Saanvri, with Shobha's help do go through this process, and a complaint is ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Drama

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The film was due to a theatrical release in Canada . For unknown reasons it did not happen. See more »

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Great movie, a little mind numbing.
23 May 2003 | by therealgandalfSee all my reviews

This is a great movie ! It is very well made, with a great musical score and beautiful cinematography. It shows Rajasthan in all its glory, but that is not the main point of the movie. It is a movie with a mission and a message, and I really admire Jagmohan Mundhra for making this movie.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Rajasthani | English

Release Date:

13 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sandstorm See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,779, 10 August 2003

Gross USA:

$3,779

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,779
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Smriti Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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