Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Message Movie, Prison Film, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 160 min.  |   Countries - India  |  
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Do Ankhen Barah Haath was released outside India as Two Eyes, Twelve Hands. The "two eyes" belong to a prison official; the "twelve hands" are those of six incarcerated murderers. The official is of the opinion that there's no such thing as a truly bad man, and to prove his point he transports the six killers to a farm, where he puts them to useful work. Amazingly, the jailer's theory is a valid one: the sextet of prisoners do indeed metamorphose into worthwhile members of society. Though well produced, Do Ankhen Barah Haath was attacked by critics as being hopelessly naive. Be that as it may, the film played to excellent response at both the Berlin and San Francisco Film Festivals of 1958.

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criminal, bad-guy-turns-good, cattle, convict, death, emotion, employment, farming, help, herd [group], humanity, killing, marketing, naivete, optimism, prison, produce [showbiz], reform [improve], reformed-criminal, understanding