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Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women (2003)

A disturbing saga about male chauvinism and mistreatment of women in India.

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Manish Jha

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Manish Jha
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tulip Joshi ... Kalki
Sudhir Pandey ... Ramsharan
Sushant Singh ... Sooraj
Pankaj Jha Pankaj Jha ... Rakesh
Piyush Mishra ... Jagannath
Vinamra Pancharia Vinamra Pancharia ... Raghu
Mukesh Bhatt ... Kachra
Deepak Kumar Bandhu Deepak Kumar Bandhu ... Shailesh
Sanjay Kumar Sanjay Kumar ... Brijesh
Srivas Naidu Srivas Naidu ... Lokesh (as Shrivas Nydu)
Amin Gazi Amin Gazi ... Sukha
Chittaranjan Giri Chittaranjan Giri ... Pappu
Farooq Sarkari Farooq Sarkari ... Gajendra
Rajesh Jais ... Princess Pinky
Latesh Chaudhary Latesh Chaudhary ... Pappu's Bride (as Latesh Choudhari)
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A woman, attended by two midwives, is giving birth in a small village in India. When the child's cry rings, the father bangs on a steel plate to attract the attention of all the villagers, who assemble, eager to hear the good news. But when the midwife announces that the child is a daughter, the banging stops, followed by a stunned silence. Shortly thereafter the father takes the baby and drowns it in a Calderon of milk. This practice continues on and as a result, many years later there are men and boys everywhere and no women. A widowed man, Ramsharan, ponders his plight and that of his two grown son, who he is unable to get married. No marriage has taken in this village for 15 years, save for one, which was annulled as the young 14-year old bride turned out to be a 14 year old boy. But there is hope when a friend informs Ramsharan that he has located a bride for his eldest, a beautiful young woman named Kalki, who lives nearby, sheltered by her father. Ramsharan pays a substantial ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Tejaswini Kholapure was signed for the lead role but opted out because she did not want to expose. See more »

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Sublime cinema!
3 July 2014 | by bshljtbaruah80See all my reviews

First of all let us ponder as to why we let this type of cinematic creations pass off without minimal considerations...why?? Its really a shame that in the ensuing cinematic race where only 'super star, sex and commercial profit' hold command, these type of 'sensitive, real' cinematic creations lag far behind in terms of due recognition (at least in sense of viewership response). In fact, I had the opportunity to watch the movie only a month ago.. 11 years after its release and certainly there would be many who are still deprived of the opportunity to watch this movie. Well, in due appreciation to the unconventionally superb cinematic treatment of a sensitive social issue, I would recommend everyone interested in viewing real cinema to have a shot at "Matrubhoomi: A Nation without Women" and enrich themselves with a sublime experience. It has no doubt turned "Bandit Queen" upside down!! Just go for it..


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26 January 2005 (France) See more »

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