Ankur (1974)

When a married man seduces his serving girl, it's just for fun. As a spoiled and raw young man of India's upper classes, he is unprepared to face reality when the girl shows up pregnant, and he virtually has a breakdown. The girl,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 1, 1974
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2001
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Rod McShane
Time Out

Benegal's first narrative feature mostly recalls the modest realism of Satyajit Ray.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

Shyam Benega made his feature debut with this astute drama, a key work in the politically committed alternative to mainstream escapism known as Parallel Cinema.

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Ed Halter
Village Voice

An elegant and powerful treatise on rural feudalism that crossed over from the New Indian Cinema's government-sponsored purview into commercial success.

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A film that rightly deserves its spot in the top ten classic films of the Indian Art House canon.

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