|Directed by||Satyajit Ray|
|Screenplay by||Satyajit Ray|
|Based on||Short story Sadgati|
|Music by||Satyajit Ray|
|Edited by||Dulal Dutta|
Sadgati (Salvation or Deliverance) is an 1981 Hindi television film directed by Satyajit Ray, based on a short story of same name by Munshi Premchand. Ray called this drama of a poor Dalit "a deeply angry film [...] not the anger of an exploding bomb but of a bow stretched taut and quivering."
The film is a vicious indictment of the Indian caste system. When a poor and low caste village shoemender, Dukhi (Om Puri), goes to the village Brahmin (Hindu priest) (Mohan Agashe) to get the date of his daughter's marriage fixed, the Brahmin in turn asks for labour without pay in exchange. The ensuing events turn the tables against the priest, who in the end has to forego the lofty traditions, including that of untouchability, he held so dearly all his life as village priest.
- Om Puri as Dukhi
- Smita Patil as Jhuria
- Mohan Agashe as The Brahmin
- Gita Siddharth as The Brahmin's wife
- Richa Mishra as Dhania
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