Kissa Kursee Ka (1978)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 22 mins

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Gross political satire renowned mainly as a censorship scandal during the Emergency. The original version of the film attacking Indira Gandhi’s rule was apparently destroyed by Sanjay Gandhi’s men. Its fate was later linked to the Turkman Gate carnage in Delhi as examples of the authoritarianism of the regime. Nahata remade the film after the Emergency was lifted. The film has its villainous politician (Dutt) mouthing flowery rhetoric, usually addressing a character who stands for ‘the people’, Janata (Azmi). After several allusions to the Emergency, the politician rapes Janata. Nahata, who introduced the remake, later joined the Congress Party and disowned the film.

Cast: Raj Babbar, Shabana Azmi, Utpal Dutt

Crew: Amrit Nahata (Director), Jaidev Verma (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 16 Feb 1978 (India)

Hindi Name: किस्सा कुर्सी का

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Did you know? The original version of the film was reportedly destroyed by men acting for the Congress Party and the director remade the film after the Emergency was lifted. The director later joined the Congress Party and disowned the film. Read More
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Actor
as Janta
Actor
as President Gangaram 'Gangu'
Supporting Actress
as Meera

Direction

Director

Production

Producer

Music

Music Director
Playback Singer
Film Type:
Feature
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Mono
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1
Stereoscopy:
No
Trivia:
The original version of the film was reportedly destroyed by men acting for the Congress Party and the director remade the film after the Emergency was lifted. The director later joined the Congress Party and disowned the film.