Aadharshila

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Aadharshila
Directed by Ashok Ahuja
Produced by Ashok Ahuja
Written by Ashok Ahuja
Starring Naseeruddin Shah
Anita Kanwar
K. K. Raina
Anu Kapoor
Music by Uttam Singh
Cinematography Sharad Navle
Edited by Renu Saluja
Release date(s) 1982
Running time 154 min
Language Hindi

Aadharshila (English: The Foundation Stone) is a 1982 Hindi film written, produced and directed by Ashok Ahuja, and starring Naseeruddin Shah and Anita Kanwar.

The film won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie and the Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

The film is about Ajay (Naseeruddin Shah), a young filmmaker, hoping to direct his first film. He has just got married, and he shares his hopes with his wife Asha (Anita Kanwar). Asha works as a teacher to support them while Ajay take on other work, but always hoping to make his film. Aadharshila portrays the struggles of young people - especially graduates of the Film and Television Institute of India - to find a foothold in the Indian film industry. The film ends with the completion of the film-within-a-film.

Cast[edit]

The film has an ensemble cast - almost a who's who of the parallel cinema in India. Except for Naseeruddin Shah, for most of the others it was their first film, even though other films may have been released earlier.

Crew[edit]

  • Directed by—Ashok Ahuja
  • Written by—Ashok Ahuja
  • Music -- Uttam Singh
  • Cinematography—Sharad Navel
  • Editing -- Renu Saluja

Awards[edit]

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