Tag Archives: 1983

Looking back at Shyam Benegal’s mesmerising Mandi

Shyam Benegal’s mesmeric Mandi chronicles life through a woman running a brothel house in the crammed backstreets of Hyderabad. As is the nature of a marketplace, the establishment is marked by rumpus and range but Benegal views the matriarch’s lifestyle … Continue reading

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The Original Himmatwala!

Bollywood displayed a strong case of multiple personality disorder in 1983. On one hand, it bragged of remarkable cinema like Ardh Satya, Katha, Masoom, Mandi and Kisi Se Na Kehna while the other unleashed masala potboilers like Mawaali, Himmatwala, Justice … Continue reading

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