Mirch Masala (1985)

Genres - Drama  |   Release Date - Feb 13, 1987 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 128 min.  |   Countries - India  |  
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A landmark work of Indian feminism, Spices was made by famed filmmaker Ketan Mehta, featuring Smita Patel in the leading role. Patel, possibly the greatest actress of her generation, plays a woman who faces the oppressive realities of life as a woman in India. Spurning the advance of a corrupt tax collector, the heroine is forced to take refuge in a pepper factory. Spices is a Hindi film with English subtitles.




revenge, against-all-odds, coming-of-age, Equal-Rights, God, oppression, poverty, prejudice, refuge, resistance, seduction, sexual-harassment, struggle, tax-collector, women's-issues