Nana Patekar, Manohar Singh, Ashish Mishra, Rajashri Sawant.
Director: Arun Kaul
Camera: A K Bir
Editor: Adesh Verma
Music: Mohinderjit Singh
Acharya Udupa is a Vedic scholar running a residential school – a gurukul. An austere man demanding rigorous discipline from the novices under training, he accepts the latest disciple, Nanni, with utmost reluctance. Nanni’s training begins at two levels, the formal one with the Archarya, the informal one with a couple of fellow novices. Also living with Udapa is Yamuna, his young daughter, a widow, whose life has a secret side to it. She is in love with the local schoolmaster – a forbidden, abhorrent idea for the Brahmin society. One night, during the Acharya’s absence from the village, Yamuna has an intimate meeting with the schoolmaster. She becomes pregnant and a target for the orthodox society.
National Award 1992: Best Hindi Film
Filmfare Critics Award 1992: Best Hindi Film
Filmfare Critics Award 1992: Best Screenplay
Annonay International Film Festival, France Prix Du Public (Audience) Award 1992: Best Film
Madhya Pradesh Film Development Corporation Award 1992: Best Hindi Film
With English Subtitles