Author: Shyam Benegal
Artiste/Contributor(: Shabana Azmi/Anant Nag/Priya Tendulkar et al
ISBN/UPC (if available): SHE DVD 200
STARRING: Anant Nag, Shabana Azmi, Priya Tendulkar, Sadhu Meher, Kadar Ali Beg, Agha Mohammed Hussain
This debut directorial film from Shyam Benegal, deals with social disparities and exploitation. The film focuses on power and privilege with careful thought and acute perception. The film won Bengal immediate recognition as a film maker of maturity and promise, both in India and abroad. The story deals with the boredom of a college student, Surya (Anant Nag), at his family farm and his attraction towards Laxmi (Shabana Azmi), the comely wife of a poor, deaf and dumb potter, Kishtaya (Sadhu Meher).
When Kishtaya is punished and humiliated for a petty crime, he runs way. Alone and vulnerable, Luxmi succumbs to the advances of Surya, and becomes pregnant. When Kishtaya is punished and humiliated for a petty crime, he runs away. Alone and vulnerable, Luxmi succumbs to the advances of Surya, and becomes pregnant. When she is thrown out of the job by Saru (Priya Tendulkar), Surya’s wife, she is totally alone and destitute.
The characters and their complex motivations are dealt with deftly, aided by a brilliant performance from Shabana Azmi, in her first film.
All Region DVD
Digitally Re-Mastered From the Original Film
5.1 Dolby Digital Sound
Interactive Menus of Songs& Scenes for Easy Access