Quest (2006 film)

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Directed by Amol Palekar
Produced by Padma Vellaturi Rao, Uma Ganesh, Vahini Vijay Saradhi
Screenplay by Sandhya Gokhale
Story by Sandhya Gokhale
Starring Mukta Barve
Rishi Deshpande
Mrinal Kulkarni
Music by Anand Modak
Cinematography Debu Deodhar
Edited by Amitabh Shukla
Release date
  • 29 August 2006 (2006-08-29) (India)
Running time
116 min.
Country India
Language English

Quest (Marathi title: Thang) is a 2006 bilingual English and Marathi Indian drama film directed by Amol Palekar, starring Mukta Barve, Rishi Deshpande, Mrinal Kulkarni in lead roles. The film is last part of the trilogy on sexuality, which includes Daayraa (The Square Circle, 1996) and Anahat (Eternity, 2001). It is an urban story of a woman who discovers that her husband is homosexual.[1][2] It was premiered at the Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) on 5 August 2006.[3]

This is first English language film made by Palekar.[4] Both the version in Marathi and English were shot simultaneously, and the shooting was completed in 25 days.[3]

At the 54th National Film Awards, it won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English.[5][6]



  1. ^ "Palekar's Quest: The inside story". CNN-IBN. 29 September 2006. Retrieved 2014-05-05. 
  2. ^ Rajeev Masand (29 September 2006). "Quest is a boring saga"., CNBC-TV18. Retrieved 2014-05-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Amol Palekar has no regrets". movies. 13 September 2006. Retrieved 2014-05-05. 
  4. ^ "Amol Palekar's first English feature QUEST". 30 June 2006. Retrieved 2014-05-05. 
  5. ^ "54th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "54th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 

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