Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Ghulami

Jul 17, 2012, 5:52:36 PM (10 years ago)



  • Ghulami

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     41985 199’ col/scope Hindi 
     5d/s J.P. Dutta pc Habib and Faruq Nadiadwala 
     6dial O.P. Dutta lyr Gulzar c Ishwar Bidri 
     7m Laxmikant-Pyarelal 
     8lp Dharmendra, Reena Roy, Smita Patil, Om 
     9Shivpuri, Mazhar Khan, Bharat Kapoor, Anita 
     10Raj, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raza Murad, 
     11Mithun Chakraborty, Naseeruddin Shah 
     14Violent ruralist melodrama about Rajput 
     15oppression in the desert of Rajasthan. The hero 
     16Ranjit Singh (Dharmendra), son of a Jat farmer, 
     17leads a popular rebellion against the corrupt 
     18zamindar (Shivpuri) and his three nephews. 
     19The hero is aided by a policeman (Kharbanda) 
     20whose son had been killed by the nephews, 
     21and an army officer from a Jat regiment 
     22(Chakraborty) who decides to use his military 
     23skills to defend his community from the 
     24rapacious Thakurs. On the side of the zamindar 
     25is his son-in-law, the police officer Sultan Singh 
     26(Shah). However, the cop’s wife Sumitra (Patil) 
     27is sympathetic to Ranjit Singh’s cause. The Jats’ 
     28objective is to capture and burn the account 
     29ledgers of the moneylending thakur 
     30community to free themselves from bonded 
     31labour. They eventually succeed though the 
     32hero dies, leaving his wife Moran (Reena Roy) 
     33and infant son to continue the struggle. 
     34Rajasthan’s arid desert landscape, its vultures 
     35and shots of the famous folk fair at Pushkar (a 
     36major tourist attraction) give the film both an 
     37exotic and a primitivist atmosphere. However, 
     38it went beyond poetic metaphor in several 
     39inflammatory scenes addressing the region’s 
     40charged communal situation. The scene where 
     41the hero’s mother rushes into the villain’s 
     42house to save her son without taking off her 
     43slippers, and is then humiliated by being forced 
     44to put the slippers on her head and walk out, 
     45led to riots in several small cities in Rajasthan.