Disha (1990)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 21 mins

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Paranjpye’s sentimental tale of migrant workers in Bombay, caught between urban displacement and a changing rural reality. Farm labourers Vasant (Patekar) and Soma (Yadav) move to Bombay following drought in their village. Soma becomes a millhand. Vasant, who has come mainly to pay off his marriage debts, returns to find his wife having an affair with her employer, the owner of a bidi (reed) factory. Soma also plans to go home, because his brother (Puri) has finally dug a well which yields water. The film uses extensive tracking shots presenting panoramic views of the Dadar region in central Bombay with its textile mills and apparently Asia’s most populated square mile. Location shots taken in the textile mills provide a quasi-documentary background for the fiction.

Cast: Nana Patekar, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi

Crew: Sai Paranjpye (Director), GS Bhaskar (Director of Photography), Madhu Ambat (Director of Photography), Anand Modak (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Musical

Release Dates: 31 Aug 1990 (India)

Hindi Name: दिशा

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as Vasant 'Vasanta' D. Mandre
as Parshuram 'Pagal Parsa' Sarpat
as Hansa P. Sarpat
as Munshi
as Dashrath 'Dadji' Mandre
as Soma Sarpat
as Soma's Friend in Bombay

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
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No