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Duvidha

दुविधा | Duvidha

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Directed by Mani Kaul
India, 1973
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
      Hindi
      English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

Synopsis

Based on a Rajasthani folk-tale, Duvidha is the story of a merchant’s son who returns home with his new bride, but is sent back to look after his family business. A ghost falls in love with the bride and takes the form of her absent husband and lives with her. She gives birth to his child.

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A pioneering voice of New Indian Cinema, director Mani Kaul devoted the third entry in his filmography (and his first movie in color!) to tackling a folk story on screen. Marriage, rural life, and the fragility of oneself are just some of the key themes dissected in this haunting piece of cinema.

Synopsis

Based on a Rajasthani folk-tale, Duvidha is the story of a merchant’s son who returns home with his new bride, but is sent back to look after his family business. A ghost falls in love with the bride and takes the form of her absent husband and lives with her. She gives birth to his child.

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DuvidhaDirected byMani Kaul
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Awards & Festivals

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Venice Film Festival
2011
Berlin International Film Festival
1975 | 2 wins including: Interfilm Award - Recommendation (Forum of New Cinema)

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