Item Details

In Custody [videorecording]

[presented by] Merchant Ivory Productions, Channel Four Films ; producer, Wahid Chowhan ; script, Anita Desai, Shahrukh Husain ; director, Ismail Merchant
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Nur is considered the greatest living Urdu poet and Deven hopes to rekindle interest in the language by recording Nur reciting his magical verse. But multiple problems block Deven's path, the greatest being Nur's two shrewish wives, his love of drink, and the vastly bloated poet himself. Deven's monstrous task quickly turns into a cultural odyssey that follows a humorous path to an unexpected conclusion.
Director
Ismail Merchant
Performers
Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri, Sushma Seth, Neena Gupta, Tinnu Anand, Prayag Raj, Ajay Sahmi.
Release Date
1993
Run Time
124 min.
Language
Hindi and Urdu dialogue, English subtitles
Rating
MPAA rating: Not rated
Notes
  • Videodisc release of a 1993 motion picture production.
  • Based on the novel by Anita Desai.
  • Special features: New widescreen digital transfer; New video interviews with director Ismail Merchant and stars Shshi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, and Om Puri; original theatrical trailer.
Variant Title
Also known as: Hifazaat
Also known as: Muhafiz
Series
Merchant Ivory Collection
ISBN
0780029615, 9780780029613
Credits
Director of photography, Larry Pizer ; editor, Roberto Silvi ; music, Zakir Hussain, Ustad Sultan Khan ; costume designer, Lovleen Bains ; production designer, Suresh Sawant.
Published
Chicago, IL : Home Vision Entertainment, [2005].
Publisher no.
CUS010 Home Vision Entertainment
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.77:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Technical Details
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