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1.

Father, Son and Holy War

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A film examining the connection between religion, violence and male identity in India today and exploring the possibility that a key to the psychology of violence against "the enemy" is male insecurity, itself an inevitable product of the very construction of "manhood."
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1994
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Mirch Masala: Spices

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Explores a community's reaction to an oppressed woman's plight, as she spurns the unwanted advances of a tax collector and takes refuge in a pepper factory.
VHS
1990
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Amar

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A cowardly hero, Amar seduces a milkmaid, Sonia. As Amar watches silently when Sonia suffers the consequences of their passionate moment, the villain, Sankat, offers her help and confort. Sankat causes havoc in the village before getting killed in a fight with Amar. Sonia is arrested and defended in court by Amar who eventually marries her. The melodramatic subject combined with some unusual surreal imagery makes this film an oddity in the Indian film genre.
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Do Ănkheṇ, Bārah Hāth: Two Eyes, Twelve Hands

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Story of a jail superintendent who converts prisoners into responsible citizens.
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1957
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The Adversary

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The story of a young Indian who lives with his family in a crowded apartment in Calcutta. Although nearly through medical school, his education is interrupted by the death of his father. He attempts to find a job, cope with personal and family problems, and with the political, social and economic situations that effect him, although he is not a committed revolutionary or politically active.
VHS
1998
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Jang Aur Aman: War and Peace

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Filmed over three years in India, Pakistan, and Japan, this documentary examines the militarization of India and analyzes the human cost that is extracted from its citizens in the name of national security. It examines peace activism in India in the face of global militarism and war, the political turmoil between Pakistan and India, and the effects of 1998 nuclear tests and uranium mining on indigenous populations. Includes interviews with Japanese survivors of Hiroshima. It addresses the influence that the United States exerts as a foreign relations role model to aspiring Third World countries.
VHS
2002; 2001
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Kumar Talkies

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Documents the history of the movie theater Kumar Talkies in the northern Indian town of Kalpi and its place in the lives of the townspeople.
VHS
1998
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8.

Jewel Thief

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The son of the police chief is mistaken for a jewel thief and tries to help capture him by impersonating him.
VHS
2001; 1967
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9.

Mother India

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The story of survival of a simple house wife, whose husband leaves her after he loses his hands in an accident at his farms. He also leaves their two sons with her. The elder one grows up to be nice and hardworking where as the younger one is worthless, angry type getting everyone into trouble. There is a beautifiul portrayal of the mother's emotions towards her sons and how she fights all obstacles after she is left alone.
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Mahabharat: India's Greatest Epic

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Tells the story of the descendants of King Bharata, two families who lived in northern India, perhaps about 1200 B.C. The Pandava brothers lose their kingdom to their Kaurava cousins and engage in a mighty struggle to win it back. Many lives are lost in the conflict. The story illustrates the futility of war. Some of the heroes are taken from history, and some represent human ideals and gods.
VHS
1990; 1995
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11.

Ramayan

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A video adaptation of the Indian epic poem Ra̲ma̲yaṇa.
VHS
1980; 1989
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Parama

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VHS
1985; 1989
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13.

Hameshaa

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A wealthy industrialist tries to turn a poor gypsy girl into a great star, modeling her in the image of his lost love.
VHS
1999; 1997
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Saaheb

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VHS
1985
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15.

Mard

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When the ruler of a princely state fights against British rule and is arrested for his rebellion, the responsibility of bringing up Azad's newborn son falls on Jamuna, who names him Raju and brings him up as her own. Raju (Amitabh Bachchan) grows up to become a thorn in the side of the British much like his father and the British officers are hard pressed to get rid of him. Then Azad comes out of prison and father and son join hands ...
VHS
1980; 1995
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16.

Guide

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A story about a tourist guide Raju who falls in love with the dancer wife of an archaeologist. The dancer and her husband break up and Raju becomes the dancer's manager. Raju is charged with theft and goes to prison. When released, he travels to a village where the people mistake him for a holy man. Raju makes use of this mistaken identity but later, to his chagrin, has to fast to bring rain to the drought and famine struck village.
VHS
1965
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17.

Subah

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Sulabha decides to take charge of a women's rehabilitation center in a small Indian town. There she has to contend with the gross corruption and greed which further exploits and victimises the women in her care. The governors of the institution eventually make life so difficult for her that she has to resign. When she returns home, her husband informs her that he has taken a mistress. Sulabha leaves her home determined to make a life for herself. A national award winner for best film of the year.
VHS
1981
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18.

Bhumika: The Role

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A story based on the book "Sangtye Aika" (in Marathi) by Hansa Wadkar.
VHS
1990; 1977
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19.

Rudaali

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A social drama emphasizing conventions of social roles and narrative development through conflict and cathartic resolution of a woman who becomes a "Rudaali" i.e. a professional mourner.
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Brahmachari

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1990; 1993
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