Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Tamas


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Jul 23, 2012, 6:56:14 PM (8 years ago)
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  • Tamas

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     1'''Tamas''' 
     2 
     3 
     4aka Darkness 
     51987 297’ col Hindi 
     6d/sc/co-c Govind Nihalani pc Blaze Ents 
     7st Bhishm Sahni’s novel co-c V. K. Murthy 
     8m Vanraj Bhatia 
     9lp Om Puri, Deepa Sahi, Dina Pathak, Bhishm 
     10Sahni, Amrish Puri, Uttara Baokar, Surekha 
     11Sikri, Saeed Jaffrey, Ila Arun, K.K. Raina 
     12 
     13 
     14Nihalani’s controversial five-hour TV series 
     15deals with the Partition of India and led to 
     16major communal confrontations when the 
     17Hindu BJP organisations threatened to set TV 
     18stations afire and caused rioting in Hyderabad 
     19and Bombay. Based on one of Hindi author 
     20Bhishm Sahni’s best-known recent novels, the 
     21epic tale is seen mainly through the eyes of a 
     22tanner named Nathu (Om Puri) and his 
     23pregnant wife Karmo (Sahi). An effort to cause 
     24a communal conflict (one of the commonest 
     25strategies is to place a dead pig in a mosque) 
     26escalates into the pre-1947 conflagration 
     27throughout Punjab. The film effectively lumps 
     28together the activities of all the various political 
     29groups involved, including the British colonial 
     30powers and Hindu as well as Muslim 
     31communal fronts, which it contrasts with 
     32individual expressions of human concern that 
     33serve sometimes to dilute a notoriously 
     34complex historical episode into no more than a 
     35conflict between common good and politically 
     36motivated bad. 
     37 
     38[[Film]]