Sookha

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Sookha
Directed by M. S. Sathyu
Produced by M. S. Sathyu
Written by Shama Zaidi
Javed Siddiqui
Story by U. R. Ananthamurthy
Starring Pankaj Dheer
Anant Nag
Release date(s) 1983
Running time 119 min
Country India
Language Hindi

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.[1]

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,[2] 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.[3][4] Also at the 31st Filmfare Awards, it was awarded Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goble, Alan (1 January 1999). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 9–. ISBN 978-3-11-095194-3. 
  2. ^ Gulazāra; Nihalani, Govind; Chatterjee, Saibal (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. Popular Prakashan. pp. 646–. ISBN 978-81-7991-066-5. 
  3. ^ "31st National Film Awards". India International Film Festival. Retrieved December 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ "31st National Film Awards (PDF)". Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved December 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Critics Award for Best Film". Filmfare Awards Official listing, Indiatimes. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 

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