Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Damul


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Jul 16, 2012, 5:47:17 PM (7 years ago)
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  • Damul

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     1'''Damul''' 
     2 
     3 
     4aka Bonded until Death 
     51984 141’(125’) col Hindi 
     6d/p/sc Prakash Jha pc Prakash Jha Prod. 
     7dial/st Shaiwal based on his story Kaabutra 
     8c Rajan Kothari m Raghunath Seth 
     9lp Manohar Singh, Sreela Majumdar, Annu 
     10Kapoor, Deepti Naval, Pyare Mohan Sadhay, 
     11Braj Kishore, Gopal Sharan, Om Prakash 
     12 
     13 
     14Melodrama set in Bihar addressing poverty, 
     15rural exploitation and the politics of 
     16Untouchability. Madho (Manohar Singh), the 
     17village head, uses the conventional system of 
     18bonded labour (i.e. labourers have to sign a 
     19paper assuming the debts of their ancestors) to 
     20subjugate the Harijan labourer Sanjeevan 
     21(Kapoor). Madho also runs an extortion racket 
     22based on stealing cattle and then requiring the 
     23owners to buy them back. Sanjeevan’s story is 
     24intercut with Madho’s multifarious misdeeds 
     25and the equally nefarious doings of Madho’s 
     26rival, the politician Bachcha Singh. Madho’s 
     27younger brother heads the gang of thugs who 
     28enforce the headman’s will, including rigging 
     29the elections, raping and killing the widow 
     30Mahatmeen when she threatens to expose him 
     31in court, framing Sanjeevan for the crime, etc. 
     32In the end, Sanjeevan’s wife Rajuli kills Madho. 
     33Jha’s 2nd film uses a continuously circling 
     34camera, converting the melodrama into a 
     35frontier tale of crime, sex and revenge, with 
     36colourful clothes and exotic accents. 
     37 
     38[[Film]]