Director: Shyam Benegal
Section: Excellence in Cinema Awards
Country: India | Year: 1974
Language(s): Hindi | Time: 131 mins
Based on a true story, Shyam Benegal's first feature film analyses human behaviour and takes a powerful look at both the caste system and the treatment of women as objects in rural India in the early 1950s.
Shyam Benegal, perhaps one of the few Indian film makers who apart from creating films of premium quality also has a penchant for creating noteworthy classics on television. His work on television consists of several popular series based on short stories by well known Indian writers, and a mammoth 53-part series on the History of India. He has also made an extra mural educational series for children.