This insightful socially relevant drama provides a stark picture about the clear cut class delineation in society. Class division is signified by a rich landowner (Rafi Peer) who lives on a mountain while the poor starve in the ‘Neecha Nagar’, a village in the valley below.
The landowner’s sewage flows around the poor people’s huts, spreading disease. Eventually the rich man dies in a long- drawn-out heart attack.
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The movie was based on a Hindi story under the same title, written by Hayatulla Ansari, which in turn was inspired by Russian writer Maxim Gorky’s "Lower Depths". It took an expressionist look at the gulf between the rich and poor in society. Read More