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aka The Foundation Stone 1981 154’ col Hindi d/p/s Ashok Ahuja pc Ashok Films c Sharad Navla lyr Ranjit Kapoor m Uttam Singh lp Naseeruddin Shah, Anita Kanwar, Devki Nandan Pandey, Anil Kapoor, Madhu Malati

An example of a genre rarely practised in Indian feature films: autobiography. Ahuja features the existential dilemmas of an FTII graduate who wants to express himself through art movies. Ajay (Shah) takes his new bride Asha (Kanwar) on a tour of the Film Institute, narrating its history (it was the former Prabhat Studio). The two set up home and do reasonably well except that Ajay is haunted by disturbing desires to make films.