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Title Rui ka bojh / directed by Subhash Agrawal
Published Honolulu, HI : Asia Pacific Films, 1997


Description 1 online resource (1 video file (111 min.))
Series Asian film online
Summary In this family drama, the plot of which is reminiscent of Shakespeare's King Lear, a self-respecting wise old man decides to divide his property among his family. He settles down with his youngest son and soon realizes that without his wealth he is nobody. His sons treat him like a burden; his grandchildren laugh at him. He feels completely detached from his family and decides to cut his ties forever. The point the film is trying to make is that old age is like a bale of thawed cotton, apparently weightless. But the passage of time (age) makes this bale more and more wet, and it soon becomes so heavy that everyone wants to throw it off. The strongest point of this film, a first feature by an active writer, is the performance of Pankaj Kapur in the leading role
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Oct. 2, 2013)
This edition in Hindi with English subtitles
Nominated 1998 Pusan International Film Festival New Currents Award
Subject Older people -- India -- Drama
Older people.
Genre/Form Drama.
Feature films.
Feature films.
Form Streaming video
Author Agrawal, Subhash, film director.
Kapoor, Pankaj, actor.
Lagoo, Reema, 1958- actor.
Yadav, Raghuvir, actor.
Other Titles Alternate title: Weight of cotton