Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Batwara

Jul 29, 2012, 7:21:40 PM (10 years ago)



  • Batwara

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     41989 201’ col/scope Hindi 
     5d/s J.P. Dutta pc 786 Aftab Pics dial O.P. Dutta 
     6lyr Hasan Kamal c Ishwar Bidri m Laxmikant- 
     8lp Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Kulbhushan 
     9Kharbanda, Vijayendra Ghatge, Neena Gupta, 
     10Dimple Kapadia, Shammi Kapoor, Asha 
     11Parekh, Poonam Dhillon, Mohsin Khan, Amrish 
     12Puri, Amrita Singh 
     15Amitabh Bachchan’s celebrated baritone 
     16introduces in voice-over the film’s political 
     17context: new laws limiting land ownership 
     18introduced after Independence threaten the 
     19zamindar class. One of them, Bade Thakur 
     20(Kapoor), has a son, Vikram Singh aka Vicky 
     21(Khanna) who is friendly with Sumer Singh 
     22(Dharmendra), a member of the hated Jat 
     23community. Vicky’s younger brother, the 
     24arrogant Devan (Ghatge), is killed by irate 
     25villagers and Vicky in turn murders several 
     26villagers, including the brother of Sumer’s 
     27girlfriend (Dimple). The friends turn into 
     28mortal enemies as Sumer becomes the farmers’ 
     29leader. Both Sumer and Vicky are sought by the 
     30police, especially by Rajendra Pratap Singh 
     31(Khan), a principled officer despite being the 
     32youngest son of Bade Thakur. Rajendra 
     33Pratap’s disdain for caste differences irks his 
     34junior officer Hanumant Singh (Puri), who 
     35plans to kill him. The film continues J.P. Dutta’s 
     36concern with Rajastan’s communal and caste 
     37wars, the feudal lifestyle of the zamindars, their 
     38scant respect for human life and the image of a 
     39powerful, charismatic leader who unites the 
     40people against the oppressive thakurs. The 
     41visuals are replete with horses racing across the 
     42desert, camels, palaces, elaborate costumes, 
     43sand-dunes, ravines and the mandatory