Shodh (1981)

Run Time - 136 min.  |   Countries - India  |  
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Surendra Om Puri, comes back to the village he had escaped as a child, filled with a desire to avenge the murder of his wesalthy father and his own wrongful treatment by the landed gentry many years earlier. Since his father's death was blamed on a "ghost," Surendra offers rewards for any ghosts that can be brought to him. Tragically, the simple villagers are only too eager to comply, and one heartless son kills his own father to heighten his chances at ghost-hunting. Athough Surendra has some success at exposing the fake exorcists in the village, the plan of tackling the superstitions of the villagers might have been a little too overconfident from the beginning - did he really have any idea of how deeply ingrained the superstitions were, or how hard it would be to change tightly-held beliefs?

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con/scam, father, ghost, homecoming, injustice, murder, revenge, superstition