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Aakrosh /

directed & photographed by Govind Nihalani ; produced by Devi Dutt & Narayan Keny.

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Names: Nihalani, Govind, | Dutt, Devi. | Keny, Narayan. | Shah, Naseeruddin. | Pāṭīla, Smitā, | Puri, Om. | Puri, Amrish. | Tendulkar, Vijay, | Varman, Ajit, | Dev, Vasant. | Guptā, Sūryabhānu.
Published: New Delhi : Super Cassettes Industries Ltd., [2004]
Topics: Tribes - India - Social conditions - Drama. | Murder - Investigation - India - Drama. | False arrest - India - Drama. | Political corruption - India - Drama. | Motion pictures - India. | Musical films. | Feature films.
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Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 144 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. viewing copy.
System Details: DVD; 5.1 Dolby digital sound.
Language Note: In Hindi with optional English subtitles.
Summary: Expressionist-fiction based on a true political crime in a small town near Bombay. A tribal man, Lahanya (Om Puri), wrongly accused of murdering his wife stays silent; an investigation reveals that his wife was killed by a group of businessmen and politicians who had raped her, and that local police are aiding the cover-up. The film pits the idealism of a young lawyer, Bhaskar (Naseeruddin Shah), who is the public defendent for the man against the inhumanity of the very milieu he has grown up in and is a part of, and which exploits the tribals off their labor, life, and dignity. Especially poignant is Bhaskar's relationship with his mentor (Amrish Puri) who is the public prosecutor in this case.
Performer: Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Om Puri, Arvind Deshpande, Nana Palsikar, Achut Potdar & others.
Notes: Originally released theatrically in 1980.
Copyright notice on disc: Super Cassettes Industries Ltd.
Parts of the summary taken from
Other Names: Nihalani, Govind, direction.
Dutt, Devi.
Keny, Narayan.
Shah, Naseeruddin.
Pāṭīla, Smitā, d. 1986.
Puri, Om.
Puri, Amrish.
Tendulkar, Vijay, 1928-2008.
Varman, Ajit, music.
Dev, Vasant.
Guptā, Sūryabhānu.
Super Cassettes Industries (New Delhi, India)

More Details for: Aakrosh