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Ghashiram Kotwal. 1977. India. Directed by Mani Kaul, Krishnan Hariharan, Yukt Film Collective. Screenplay by Vijay Tendulkar. With Mohan Agashe, Om Puri. In Marathi; English subtitles. 107 min.
The collapse of India’s Maratha Empire in 1818, which paved the way for British occupation and rule, is a riveting tale of lust and bloodlust, treachery and murderous despotism. In 1976, the great Mani Kaul, a leading figure of Indian parallel cinema, together with Krishnan Hariharan and other graduates of the national film school in Pune, formed the Yuki Film Collective and took this momentous chapter of Indian history as the subject of their collaborative film effort, dramatically reworking a popular Marathi play into a wildly experimental interrogation of history writing and political awakening.
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