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Dharti Ke Lal

  • Runtime: 2 hr. 5 min.


Bollywood master K.A. Abbas makes his directorial debut with this gritty realistic drama about the notorious 1943 Bengal famine. The film centers on the slow disintegration of a farming family -- the father Samaddar, his elder son Niranjan, and wife Binodini, along with his younger son Ramu and wife Radhika. Though with a bountiful harvest and high crop prices -- thanks to the war -- the family is kicked off their land, thanks to the evil machinations of a thieving landlord. Ramu, his wife, and his...more