Mrityu Dand (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Feminist Film, Political Drama, Religious Drama  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - India  |  
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In the north Indian state of Bihar, Ketki (Madhuri Dixit) marries weak Vinay (Ayub Khan), who is exploited by hard-nosed businessman Tirpat (Mohan Joshi). Ketki then organizes local women against Tirpat & Co. Her group includes her sister-in-law Chandravati (Shabana Azmi), who had a run-in with dangerous priest Abhay (Mohan Agashe). Eventually, Abhay orders a religious death sentence for the sisters. Shown at the 1997 London Film Festival.

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against-the-system, execution, exploitation, marriage, priest, religion, sister-in-law, women's-issues