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Pranali: The Tradition (2008)

Forced into traditional prostitution, a woman speaks out against tyranny, oppression and corruption in modern secular India.

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(as Hirdesh Kamble)

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(story & screenplay) (as Hirdesh Kamble), (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nargis Bagheri ... Pranali (as Nargis)
... Sultan
... Akka
Raman Trikha ... Vijay
... Chanda (as Dipsshika)
... Keshav Prasad
... Dukhiram
Abhay Bhargav ... Mahant (as Abhhay Bhaargava)
Mukesh Tyagi ... Shankar Despande
Sujata Sehgal ... Pagli (as Sujata Segal)
Rohini Kapoor ... Kanchi
Vaidehi Singh ... Salma
... Judy
Kalpana Sathe ... Shabana
... Young Pranali
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Pranali relates her story to U.S.-based Judy, starting with her birth in an impoverished village near the Karnataka and Maharashtra border where families are forced to eat mice. The Mahant spots her during 1996 and compels her to wed 'Dev' and become a Devdasi. Her mother protests, but her father overturns all objections and presents his daughter to this outlawed practice. Young and unknowing, she is forced to be intimate with the Mahant and then sold to a politician for 20 acres of land. Before she could be molested, she manages to escape, files a police complaint, only to be sent to a Nari Ashram where wealthy males and politicians seek sexual favors. Then during 2003, she is then sold to Akka, a brothel-owner at Laxmi Nagar, Mumbai. It is here she will meet and befriend several other prostitutes including Chanda, Shakila, and Kanchi. Shortly thereafter she becomes pregnant, and despite Akka's advice for an abortion, decides to keep the baby, a girl she subsequently names Roshni. ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A never ending journey of a devdasi...

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Crime | Drama

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2 May 2008 (India)  »

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Great Movie
23 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

Incredible! This is the first word comes in my mind watching this movie. This is one of the best movies from Indian cinema. Its an artistic and brain washing movie. Any one might cry, laugh, scare and feel all the possible human traits and feelings. There is glimpse of international standard theatrical presentation as well Indian. A Wonderful movie by a wonderful team; call it actor, director (I just wanted to mention that I had never heard earlier about the Director of the movie and some star cast) or any one related to this movie by any mean are great and honest in their performance. This movie is like a mirror of our society which touch base almost all the colors of life and society like language, culture, history, contemporary concerns, politics, hunger, reality of Inida and so called Indian growth including most of the positive and negative aspects.

This movies stands with some intellectual ones like Salam Bomaby, Midnight cowboy etc. Please don't watch this movie if you really like to watch movies like Golmaal-3 (indian movie) or so.

Again don't miss this please, I feel like proud that I watched this. Thanks!


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