Daasi (1988)

 ●  Telugu ● 1 hr 34 mins

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Political melodrama set in the 20s addressing the practice of purchasing slave girls, often given as dowry in a marriage, by zamindar families under the rule of the Nizam of Hyderabad. Kamakshi (Archana), a daasi bonded to Jayasimha Rao, becomes pregnant by her owner. At the command of the zamindar’s self-indulgent and childless wife, Kamakshi is forced to have an abortion. The film uses a neo-expressionist style e.g. the dark servants’ quarters, the drumbeats announcing the pregnancy of the landlord’s sister counterpointed with the daasi’s screams as the midwife terminates her pregnancy, etc.

Cast: Bhoopal Reddy, Veda Archana Sastry

Crew: B Narsing Rao (Director), Apurba Kishore Bir (Director of Photography)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1988 (India)

Telugu Name: దాసీ

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Telugu
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
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