Avanti Nagar's people worship Devi Maa Chandika and sacrifice humans and animals to make her happy. When Raja Krantivarma bans this sacrifice, his very own Rajguru rebels.
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The director, Shantaram had just returned from Germany and used several techniques from that expressionist cinema, including the systematic recourse to artificial light, even bleaching the film in places, and, in its most famous shot, the telephoto lens focused on the priest's right eye in his opening declaration. Read More