Kalyug (1981)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 32 mins

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Following on from the work of Ghatak and Shahani, Benegal essayed an ‘epic’ movie by transferring famous episodes from the Mahabharata to contemporary industrial society in order to explore, in his words, ‘human values as they exist today in the modern world’. The result is a crime movie about a feud between two industrial families, the Puranchands and the Khubchands, which escalates into violence and murder by contract. Karan Singh (Kapoor) is killed while changing a car tyre, referring to Karna, the tragic son of Kunti and the Sun god in the original epic, who was killed when his chariot wheel got stuck; other mythological characters become income tax inspectors raiding the Rekha’s character’s house, rummaging in her cupboard and fingering her underwear.

Cast: Raj Babbar, Rekha Ganesan, Shashi Kapoor

Crew: Shyam Benegal (Director), Govind Nihalani (Director of Photography), Vanraj Bhatia (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 28 Mar 1981 (India)

Hindi Name: कलयुग

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Did you know? Urmila Matondkar who later acted in several movies played the role of Rekha's son in this movie. Read More
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Actor
Actress
as Sandeep Raj
as Kishan Chand
as Bharat Raj
as Keya
Supporting Actor
as Kulkarni
as Bhavani Pandey
as Saxena
as Kiran
as Desai
as Savitri
Supporting Actor
as Parikshit
as Dhan Raj
as Mhatre

Direction

Director
Assistant Director

Production

Producer

Writers

Screenplay Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Music

Music Director
Playback Singer

Sound

Location Sound Recordist
Sound Re-recording Mixer

Art

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Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer

Editorial

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
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Music Director: Vanraj Bhatia
Playback Singer: Preeti Sagar
Trivia:
Urmila Matondkar who later acted in several movies played the role of Rekha's son in this movie.