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aka The Child God 1985 100’ col Hindi d/s/m Utpalendu Chakraborty pc NFDC c Soumendu Roy lp Smita Patil, Sadhu Meher, Rohini Hattangadi, Om Puri, Shyamanand Jalan, Sushant Sanyal

Intended as an indictment of religious intolerance, the film is set on the frontier between West Bengal and Bihar. In a fairground, a child with three heads is exhibited as a miracle-performing child god. A poor peasant, Raghubir (Meher), and his wife Seeta (Patil) hope that the child will alleviate their suffering. However, Raghubir then discovers that the misshapen child was borne by his own wife who sold the infant for 30 rupees. Raghubir indignantly demands to be given half of that sum and, when he cannot get it, he beats Seeta in the hope that she will give birth to another misshapen child.