Friday, August 5, 2011

A Feature film by Shyam Benegal

This is mainly for Radhika and Aashtha, as it concerns your projects. But those who are interested in seeing it can take the DVD from me today. I will be in the Old Campus Library.



Mandi (Hindiमंडी) (translation: Market Place) is a 1983 Hindi movie directed by Shyam Benegal.
The film is a satirical comedy on politics and prostitution, and stars Shabana AzmiNaseeruddin Shah and Smita Patil. Based on a classic Urdu short story Aanandi by Pakistani writer Ghulam Abbas, the film narrates the story of a brothel, situated in the heart of a city, an area that some politicians want for its prime locality.[1]
The film won the 1984 National Film Award for Best Art Direction for Nitish Roy. It was selected Indian Panorama at Filmostav, Bombay 1984, and was invited to the Los Angeles Exposition (FILMEX), the Hong Kong International Film Festival 1984, and London Film Festival 1983.[2]

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