Mandi (1983) - Hindi
Rated 2.9/5 on 783
Cast: Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Smita PatilDirector: Shyam BenegalProducer: Ghulam AbbasGenre: Drama, Crime
HindiSynopsis: The film is a satirical comedy on politics and prostitution, and stars Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Smita Patil. Based on a classic Urdu short story Aanandi by Pakistani writer Ghulam Abbas, the film narrates the story of a brothel, situated in the heart of a city, an area that some politicians want for its prime locality.
The film won the 1984 National Film Award for Best Art Direction for Nitish Roy. It was selected Indian Panorama at Filmostav, Bombay 1984, and was invited to the Los Angeles Exposition, the Hong Kong International Film Festival 1984, and London Film Festival 1983.
For years an aging Rukmini Bai (Shabana Azmi) has been the Madame of a brothel in Hyderabad, India. ..
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