Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Agnisnan


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Jul 16, 2012, 8:43:11 PM (10 years ago)
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     1'''Agnisnan''' 
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     3 
     4aka Ordeal 
     51985 186’ col Assamese 
     6d/p/s Bhabendranath Saikia c Kamal Nayak 
     7lyr/m Tarun Goswami 
     8lp Malaya Goswami, Biju Phukan, Arun Nath, 
     9Kashmiri Barua, Sanjib Hazarika, Ananda 
     10Mohan Bhagawati, Arun Guha-Thakurta, Nilu 
     11Chakraborty, Indra Bania, Ashok Deka 
     12 
     13 
     14The Assamese physicist and writer Saikia used 
     15one of his own novels, set in 30s feudalcolonial 
     16Assam, for this extended film about a 
     17woman’s emancipation. The well-off and 
     18British-supported rice mill owner Mohikanta 
     19(Phukan) is married to the quiet Menoka 
     20(Goswami) and has four children by her. When 
     21Mohikanta takes a second wife, Kiran (Barua), 
     22and makes her pregnant, the angry Menoka 
     23starts a secret affair with the village thief, 
     24Madan, and becomes pregnant. Unaware of his 
     25double standards, Mohikanta feels betrayed 
     26and demands an explanation for Menoka’s 
     27refusal to have sexual relations with him ever 
     28since Kiran moved into their home. Menoka 
     29simply points out that since Mohikanta had 
     30expected her to put up with his infidelities, so 
     31he must accept hers. The final confrontation 
     32between husband and wife, set in the rice mill, 
     33provides an unusual ending to this tale about 
     34patriarchal hypocrisy as the initially submissive 
     35Menoka self-confidently affirms her right to 
     36fully equal status with her husband. 
     37 
     38[[Film]]