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Debshishu
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directed by Utpalendu Chakraborty, 1948-; performed by Smita Patil, 1955-1986 and Sadhu Meher, fl. 1969-2007 (India: National Film Development Corporation Ltd), 1 hour 38 mins
Sita and her family seek refuge at her brother's household when their own house gets engulfed by flood waters. Despised by her sister-in-law, the family is made to live in the cow shed and perform various daily chores. One day, Sita's husband comes upon a fair, which features a child god with three heads and fou...
directed by Utpalendu Chakraborty, 1948-; performed by Smita Patil, 1955-1986 and Sadhu Meher, fl. 1969-2007 (India: National Film Development Corporation Ltd), 1 hour 38 mins
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Ek Ghar
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directed by Girish Kasaravalli, 1950-; performed by Chanda, fl. 1967-1991, Deepti Naval, fl. 1977-2013 and Rohini Hattangadi, 1955- (India: National Film Development Corporation Ltd), 1 hour 35 mins
Rajshekar and his wife, Geeta are on the search for a new house. With the help of his aunt, the couple move into a house where the previous tenants' large bed remains. Geeta is initially against sleeping on the bed as that would cost them to inherit the previous owners' unfulfilled wishes. However, the bed is t...
directed by Girish Kasaravalli, 1950-; performed by Chanda, fl. 1967-1991, Deepti Naval, fl. 1977-2013 and Rohini Hattangadi, 1955- (India: National Film Development Corporation Ltd), 1 hour 35 mins
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The Mourner
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directed by Kalpana Lajmi, 1954-; performed by Raj Babbar, 1952-, Dimple Kapadia, 1957- and Rakhee Gulzar, 1947- (India: National Film Development Corporation Ltd), 1 hour 55 mins
Sanichari lives alone in a village in Rajasthan, India, working as a bonded laborer. One day, Bhikni, a rudali (professional mourner) comes to stay with Sanichari prior to the death of the local landlord and Sanichari relates her life of miseries to her -- born into a lower caste, Sanichari's father had died shor...
directed by Kalpana Lajmi, 1954-; performed by Raj Babbar, 1952-, Dimple Kapadia, 1957- and Rakhee Gulzar, 1947- (India: National Film Development Corporation Ltd), 1 hour 55 mins
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Death of a Doctor
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directed by Tapan Sinha; performed by Irrfan Khan, 1967-, Pankaj Kapur and Shabana Azmi, 1950- (India: National Film Development Corporation Ltd), 2 hours 13 mins
Dr. Dipankar spends his days treating patients at a government hospital, and his nights working on a leprosy vaccine in his home laboratory. Straining both his health and his relationship with his wife, he finally brings his work to fruition. However, his achievements are immediately mired in controversy as his...
directed by Tapan Sinha; performed by Irrfan Khan, 1967-, Pankaj Kapur and Shabana Azmi, 1950- (India: National Film Development Corporation Ltd), 2 hours 13 mins
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Massey Sahib
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directed by Pradip Krishen, 1948-; performed by Arundhati Roy, 1961-, Barry John, 1944- and Raghuvir Yadav, 1957- (India: National Film Development Corporation Ltd), 2 hours 6 mins
Francis Massey is an Indian secretary, working for the British office in colonized India. Aspiring towards the status of a British personnel, he dresses like a British bureaucrat and sticks close to his British superior, Commissioner Charles Adam. During his course of duty, Massey is corrupt but well-intentioned...
directed by Pradip Krishen, 1948-; performed by Arundhati Roy, 1961-, Barry John, 1944- and Raghuvir Yadav, 1957- (India: National Film Development Corporation Ltd), 2 hours 6 mins
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Mirch Masala
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directed by Ketan Mehta, 1952-; performed by Om Puri, 1950-, Samita Patil, fl. 1974-1989 and Naseeruddin Shah, 1950- (India: National Film Development Corporation Ltd), 1 hour 58 mins
In a British-ruled India, a subedar, an officer of the Indian Army, is sent to collect taxes in a village. Riding into the village, the subedar chances upon Sonbai, a beautiful, married woman. Abusing his power as an officer, he demands that Sonbai sleeps with him while her husband is away. To his surprise, Son...
directed by Ketan Mehta, 1952-; performed by Om Puri, 1950-, Samita Patil, fl. 1974-1989 and Naseeruddin Shah, 1950- (India: National Film Development Corporation Ltd), 1 hour 58 mins
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Rui Ka Bojh
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directed by Subhash Agrawal; performed by Raghuvir Yadav, 1957-, Reema Lagoo, fl. 1980 and Pankaj Kapur (India: National Film Development Corporation Ltd), 1 hour 51 mins
In this family drama, the plot of which is reminiscent of Shakespeare's King Lear, a self-respecting wise old man decides to divide his property among his family. He settles down with his youngest son and soon realizes that without his wealth he is nobody. His sons treat him like a burden; his grandchildren laugh...
directed by Subhash Agrawal; performed by Raghuvir Yadav, 1957-, Reema Lagoo, fl. 1980 and Pankaj Kapur (India: National Film Development Corporation Ltd), 1 hour 51 mins
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Sanshodhan
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directed by Govind Nihalani, 1940-; produced by National Film Development Corporation of India; performed by Kishore Kadam, fl. 1994, Vanya Joshi, fl. 1996 and Manoj Bajpayee, 1969- (India: National Film Development Corporation Ltd), 2 hours 45 mins
Parmino is a small village in Central India, headed by a Village Committee comprising of all males. When the Government of India notifies the Committee that a third of them must be women, including people in schedules caste and tribes, the Sarpanch, Ratan Singh, decides to let women run for the election as well ha...
directed by Govind Nihalani, 1940-; produced by National Film Development Corporation of India; performed by Kishore Kadam, fl. 1994, Vanya Joshi, fl. 1996 and Manoj Bajpayee, 1969- (India: National Film Development Corporation Ltd), 2 hours 45 mins
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Tarang
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directed by Kumar Sahani; produced by National Film Development Corporation of India; performed by Shreeram Lagoo, fl. 1971-2001, Smita Patil, 1955-1986 and Amol Palekar, 1944- (India: National Film Development Corporation Ltd), 2 hours 40 mins
Sethji is a widowed, a businessman and lives a comfortable life with his only daughter, Hansa, his son-in-law, Rahul, and a grandson, Munna. He has Rahul as his right-hand man, and a nephew named Dinesh who also assists in running the business. Petty rivalries and jealousies have grown in the family, and Sethji an...
directed by Kumar Sahani; produced by National Film Development Corporation of India; performed by Shreeram Lagoo, fl. 1971-2001, Smita Patil, 1955-1986 and Amol Palekar, 1944- (India: National Film Development Corporation Ltd), 2 hours 40 mins
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एक दिन अचानक
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directed by Mrinal Sen, 1923-; performed by Aparna Sen, 1945-, Shreeram Lagoo, fl. 1971-2001 and Shabana Azmi, 1950- (India: National Film Development Corporation Ltd), 1 hour 43 mins
A retired professor, Lagoo, suddenly disappears one day. His family is worried especially when he doesn't return after months, and then years. His wife, children and friends, then try to remember him through reconstructed memory, providing the film's flashback structure. Some critics saw this as Mrinal Sen's most...
directed by Mrinal Sen, 1923-; performed by Aparna Sen, 1945-, Shreeram Lagoo, fl. 1971-2001 and Shabana Azmi, 1950- (India: National Film Development Corporation Ltd), 1 hour 43 mins
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