Sookha (English: The Famine) is a 1983 Hindi drama film directed by M. S. Sathyu, starring Pankaj Dheer and Anant Nag. Based on a story by U. R. Ananthamurthy about politics of famine in Karnataka. An idealistic officers eventually succumbs to bureaucratic apathy. Famine relief arrives, but too late.
The Kannada version the film titled Bara was released in 1980, and had won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada. However, unlike the Kannada version, the film couldn't get a theatrical release, later it was shown on state-run Doordarshan channel.
At the 31st National Film Awards, it won the award for Best Feature Film on National Integration. Also at the 31st Filmfare Awards, it was awarded Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie.