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7.8
/10
98 Ratings

Kasba

Directed by Kumar Shahani
India, 1990
Drama
      Hindi
      English

Synopsis

Maniram, a small town entrepreneur, makes a major profit by selling people tainted food. His business is run by his daughter-in-law Tejo, who is married to Maniram’s mentally challenged younger son. When Maniram’s elder son comes back into town to get married, things start to go awry.

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Based on the short story In the Ravine by Anton Chekhov, Kasba is a slow, melodramatic yet unpretentious film from Kumar Shahani, a leading filmmaker of the Indian parallel cinema movement. An exploration of feudal patriarchy and capitalism, through the story of a corrupt small-town businessman.

Synopsis

Maniram, a small town entrepreneur, makes a major profit by selling people tainted food. His business is run by his daughter-in-law Tejo, who is married to Maniram’s mentally challenged younger son. When Maniram’s elder son comes back into town to get married, things start to go awry.

KasbaDirected byKumar Shahani
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Awards & Festivals

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International Film Festival Rotterdam
1991

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