|Directed by||Ashok Ahuja|
|Produced by||Ashok Ahuja|
|Written by||Ashok Ahuja|
K. K. Raina
|Music by||Uttam Singh|
|Edited by||Renu Saluja|
The film won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie and the Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director.
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.
- "Mehka Hua Gulab Ho Tum" - Dilraj Kaur, Suresh Wadkar
- "Sapnon Ka Sheher Hai Ye" -Bhupinder Singh
- "Sabse Bada Hai Kyo" - Aziz Nazan, Mahendra Kapoor
- "Yeh Jag Jhootha" - Anuradha Paudwal
- "Sarka Le Khatiya Naa Baba" - Krishna Kalle, Bhushan Mehta
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.
- Naseeruddin Shah
- Anita Kanwar
- Devki Nandan Pandey
- K. K. Raina
- Neena Gupta
- Pankaj Kapur
- Raghubir Yadav
- Annu Kapoor
- Directed by—Ashok Ahuja
- Written by—Ashok Ahuja
- Produced by—Ashok Ahuja
- Music -- Uttam Singh
- Cinematography—Sharad Navel
- Editing -- Renu Saluja
- Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie
- Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director
- Film Ducat, International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg 
- International Film Festival of India, CALCUTTA 1982
- National Film Festival, NEW DELHI, 1982
- TASHKENT International Film Festival, 1982
- MANNHEIM International Filmwoche, 1982
- HONGKONG International Film Festival, 1983
- MOSCOW International Film Festival, 1983
- PIA Film Festival, TOKYO, 1983
- "29th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
- "Films in 1982: 31st International Film Week Mannheim 04 - 09 October 1982". International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
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