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अंकुर | The Seedling

Shyam Benegal India, 1974

manuelveigas's rating of the film Ankur

8/10 Though the director clearly empathises most with the oppressed and quietly suffering female lead, this is hardly sentimental propaganda film a la Eisenstein; instead, it's a subtle realistic character study where even the "villain" of the piece, the young master, is not without a tinge of remorse. The film's visual palette involves painterly framing, two beautiful female leads, and wondrous nature photography