Ankur (1974)

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When a married man seduces his serving girl, it's just for fun. As a spoiled and raw young man of India's upper classes, he is unprepared to face reality when the girl shows up pregnant, and he virtually has a breakdown. The girl, however, is made of tougher stuff, as is her husband; he has long wanted children, and accepts the child as his own.

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Benegal's first narrative feature mostly recalls the modest realism of Satyajit Ray.

May 26, 2015 | Full Review…
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An elegant and powerful treatise on rural feudalism that crossed over from the New Indian Cinema's government-sponsored purview into commercial success.

May 26, 2015 | Full Review…

A film that rightly deserves its spot in the top ten classic films of the Indian Art House canon.

May 26, 2015 | Full Review…

Shyam Benega made his feature debut with this astute drama, a key work in the politically committed alternative to mainstream escapism known as Parallel Cinema.

May 26, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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