Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women (2003)





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Young Indian filmmaker Manish Jha writes and directs the French-Indian co-production Matrubhoomi (A Nation Without Women). In rural India of the near future, a small village has been reduced to a violent state of barbarianism. Because of the immoral tradition of female infanticide, the town is populated exclusively by brutish men. Nevertheless, wealthy Ramcharan (Sudhir Pandey) still tries to arrange a marriage for his eldest son Rakesh (Pankaj Jha). He manages to purchase the only woman around, Kalki (Tulip Joshi), who ends up serving all five of his sons. The violence only escalates from there. A Nation Without Women was shown at the 2003 Venice Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama
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Tulip Joshi
as Kalki
Sudhir Pandey
as Ramcharan
Piyush Mishra
as Jagannath
Pankaj Jha
as Rakesh
Deepak Bandhu
as Skailesh
Sanjay Kumar
as Brijesh
Deepak Kumar
as Skailesh
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Largely debunked by the public's generosity,one of 2003's greatest films is a living depiction of modern (!) communities in the depths of Indian hilltops.The attachment of viewers towards Kalki,the sheep for slaughter,will be predictable,it is a fact however that Jha creates a "medieval" atmosphere,where fleeting moments fear to tread the heating,most violent human conditions.

Dimitris Springer
Dimitris Springer

Super Reviewer

Here's an interesting movie about a young woman who is given in marriage to five brothers for an exchange of money. The girl endures all brothers even the father, but it is her tight-knit bond with the youngest son that has the other four brothers angry. Tulip Joshi stars. Definitely worthy.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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