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Movies (fiction) by Region: India and South Asia

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes of feature length films in the Rutgers

India and South Asia DVDs

3 idiots c2011

Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R Madhavan, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi, Chetan Bhagat, Vinod Chopra Films, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

"Rascal. Joker. Dreamer. Genius. You've never met a college student quite like 'Rancho.' From the moment he arrives at India's most prestigious university, Rancho's outlandish schemes turn the campus upside down-along with the lives of his two newfound best friends. Together, they make life miserable for 'Virus, ' the school's uptight and heartless dean. But when Rancho catches the eye of the dean's sexy daughter, Virus sets his sights on flunking out the 3 idiots, once and for all."--Container. 1 videodisc (171 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2600

 

Aamir 2008

Raj Kumar Gupta, Ronnie Screwvala, Rajeev Khandelwal, and UTV Motion Pictures (India)

Aamir, a London-based doctor, visits his family in India. They are kidnapped and Aamir is lead through Old Bombay in search of them. 1 videodisc (136 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2639

 

Aamir Khan Productions' Like stars on earth every child is special = Taare zameen par 2009

Eight-year-old Ishaan can't seem to get anything right in class and gets into more trouble than his parents can handle. They pack him off to boarding school to 'be disciplined, ' and his art teacher, Nikumbh, realizes that something is wrong and sets out to discover what it is. With time, patience, and care, Nikumbh helps Ishaan find himself. 2 videodiscs (ca. 165 min.)

MEDIA 10-5489

 

Aandhi Andhi 1999

J. Om Prakash, Gulazara, Sucitra Sena, and Sanjeev Kumar

Arti's political career drives a wedge in her marriage with J.K., who is very averse to political activity. They remain emotionally attached although physically distant, until she happens to be staying at a hotel under J.K.'s management, during her campaign travels, and they reconnect. 1 videodisc (160 min.)

MEDIA 10-183

 

Abhimaan Abhimana 2004

Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Pawan Kumar, Susheela Kamat, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Amiya Art International, Mohan Studios, Rajkamal Studios, Chandivli Studios, and Sky Entertainment (Firm)

The story of a very popular singer who marries a village girl with a beautiful voice. When she becomes more popular than her husband, he is overcome with envy and the marriage is in trouble. 1 videodisc (180 min.)

MEDIA 10-981

 

Aisha 2010

Rajshree Ojha, Devika Bhagat, Anil Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Sonam Kapoor, Anuradha Patel, Cyrus Sahukar, Dubey, Ira, PVR Pictures (Firm), Anil Kapoor Film Company, and Sony BMG Music Entertainment (India)

"Aisha is a girl with a simple diktat -- everyone's business is her business.  Arjun is a boy with a simpler belief -- Aisha should mind her own business.  Part of the Delhi upper class world with its own set of social rules, Aisha navigates her world with a great sense of style and even greater optimism. ... Welcome to Aisha's fabulous world where playing cupid is easy, if only that Arjun would stay out of her way!" -- Container. 1 videodisc (126 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2353

 

Angoor 2002?

Sanjeev Kumar, Moushumi Chatterji, Devan Verma, Dipti Navala, Utpal Datta, Gulazara, Jai Singh, and IndiaWeekly.com

Comedy of twins, based on Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors. 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)

MEDIA 10-982

 

Ankur The seedling / [presented by] Blaze Film Enterprises ; produced by Mohan J. Bijlani, Freni M. Variava ; story, scenario, direction, Shyam Benegal 2000

Mohan J Bijlani, Freni M Variava, Shyam Benegal, Vanraj Bhatia, and Shabana Azmi

Values clash as loyalties are tried and tested in a rural Indian setting. Class conflict of the idle-rich landowning class against toiling peasants is dramatized in a brief extra-marital liaison between an attractive village laborer and her young employer. 1 videodisc (125 min.)

MEDIA 10-181

 

Aparajito The Unvanquished 2003, 1991, 1957

Edward Harrison, Satyajit Ray, Smaran Ghosal, Ramani Sen Gupta, Pinaki Sen Gupta, Karuna Bannerjee, Kanu Banerji , Ravi Shankar, and Bibhutibhushana Bandyopadhyaya

Second part of the Apu trilogy, the chronicle of a Bengali family. Apu's father brings his family to Benares but gets sick and dies. His mother must work as a cook while young Apu begins to train for the priesthood and wins a scholarship to the University of Calcutta. From the novel by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay. 1 videocassette (108 min.)

DANA   MEDIA 275   10-2392

 

Asoka c2001

Saket Chaudhary, Santosh Sivan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Danny Denzongpa, Ruhul Dev, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Gerson da Cunha, Umesh Mehra, Subhashini, Suraj Balaje, Ajit Kumar, Arclightz (Firm), FilmS (Firm), and  First Look Home Entertainment

Story of one man's journey from a monarch to a monk. 1 videodisc (150 min.)

MEDIA 10-912

 

Awara c2000

Raja Kapura, Nargis Dutt, Prthviraja Kapura, Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, Vasudeva Purushottama Sathe, Shailendra, Shankar Jaikishan (Musical group), R.K. Films, and Yash Raj Films

Renowned judge Raghunath sentences an innocent man on the conviction that a criminal's son would end up as a criminal. His blind belief is put to test when he is estranged from his wife and son Raj who in turn grows up to become a petty thief. The only bright spot in Raj's deprived childhood was his school friend Rita whom he meets once again many years later. Rita is now a young lawyer and the ward of Judge Raghunath. The childhood friendship blossoms into love. Raghunath, who is suspicious of the young man finds his suspicions well founded when Raj steals a necklace from him to gift to Rita on her birthday. Raj's attempts to reform and win back Rita's trust are thwarted by society and he finally ends up in court on the charge of attempting to murder Judge Raghunath. Rita defends him and Raghunath finds himself forced to question his own beliefs when he discovers that the accused criminal is his "own son.". 1 videodisc

MEDIA 10-333

 

Bandh Darwaza 2006, 1990

Tulsi Ramsay, Shyam Ramsay, Dev Kishan, Hashmat Khan, Manjeet Kullar, Ajay Agarwal , Anand Milind (Musical group), Mondo Macabro (Firm), and Ryko Distribution

"Bandh Darwaza is the Indian version of Dracula. A childless woman visits the lair of an evil magician in order that she may conceive. When she gives birth to a baby girl the magician demands that she hand her over. She refuses and has the magician killed. Years later he is revived as a fully fledged member of the undead. He comes looking for the now teenage girl intending to make her his slave"--Container. 1 videodiscs (145 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3161

 

Barfi! 2012

An almost silent relationship between a deaf-mute boy and an autistic girl that speaks volumes about unconditional love. 2 videodiscs (ca. 150 min.)

MEDIA 10-5500

 

Bawandar Sandstorm c2000

Vinod Doshi, Jag Mundhra, Jag Mohan, Gaurang Doshi, Nandita Das, Raghuvir Yadav, Dipti Navala, Smriti Pictures Production, Eros Multimedia (Europe), and Eros International (Firm)

A story of a woman who is gang-raped by upper cast men in her village when she speaks up against the prevalent custom of child marriages. She decides to look for justice and from a rape victim becomes a rape activist. 1 videodisc (165 min.)

MEDIA 10-401

 

Bees saal baad  2005? 1962

Biren Naug, Dhruva Chatterji, Devki Shen, Waheeda Rehman, Manmohan Krishna, Biswajeet, Asit Sen, Madan Puri, and Geetanjali Pictures

"After a lusty Thakur rapes a young girl, she kills herself. Thereafter, the Thakur is killed by what the local people call the girl's vengeful spirit. Then the Thakur's son is also killed in a similar way. Thereafter the brother of the Thakur is also killed. The grandson of the Thakur, Kumar Vijay Singh (Biswajeet) returns from abroad to claim his ill-fated legacy. He is warned to stay away from the grounds that have killed his ancestors, but he intends to find out who or what is behind the killings, and hires a private detective"--IMBD website. 1 videodisc (144 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3120

 

Before the rains c2008

Santosh Sivan, Doug Mankoff, Andrew Spaulding, Cathy Rabin, Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Jennifer Ehle, Linus Roache, Steven Cohen, Mark Kilian, Merchant Ivory Productions, Adirondack Pictures (Firm), Excalibur Pictures, Santosh Sivan Productions, Echo Lake Productions, and Lions Gate Home Entertainment

After a British spice planter falls in love with his alluring servant, an idealistic young man finds himself torn between his ambitions and his family, his village, and his past. Loyalties are tested and destinies decided as two worlds collide. 1 videodisc (98 min.)

MEDIA 10-2035

 

Bhoot c2003

Nitin Manmohan, Sameer Sharma, Lalit Marathe, Ram Gopal Varma, Ajay Devgan, Urmila Matondkar, Nana Patekar, Rekha, Fardeen Khan, Victor Banerjee, Tanuja, Seema Biswas, Salim-Sulaiman (Musical group), Dream Merchants (Firm), and Spark Media (Washington, D.C.)

Despite being told that the previous tenant jumped to her death, stock analyst Vishal takes a 12th-floor apartment in a Mumbai city-center block. His wife Swati starts to feel she's not alone, but goes about everyday chores. Then she begins sleepwalking. Vishal consults psychiatrist Dr. Rajan, while the couple's maid--who believes Swati is possessed--calls in Sarita, an exorcist. Meanwhile, other seemingly unrelated events take place around the building: the watchman is terrorized, one of the residents behaves erratically, and a murder occurs. Inspector Qureshi is sent to investigate. All the while, neither the psychiatrist nor the exorcist make much progress with Swati. 1 videodisc (116 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3060

 

Bhumika The Role 2000

Shyam Benegal, Smita Patila, Anant Nag, Amrish Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Amol Palekar, Bi. Vhi Karanta, and Hansa Wadkar

A drama based on the autobiography of the Marathi/Hindi actress Hansa Wadkar. Usha is taught music by her grandmother and eventually becomes an actress, a trajectory inflected by the four men she meets at various points in her life: her husband Keshav, narcissistic male co-star Rajan, effete filmmaker Sunil Verma, and the landowner Kale whose second wife she eventually becomes. Many aspects of the story allow the question of women's oppression to be raised,although Usha seems to end up identifying herself with self-sacrifice, defeated by the patriarchal mores that have weighed on her since childhood. 1 videodisc (142 min.)

MEDIA 10-206

 

Billu 2009

Irrfan Khan, Lara Dutta, Shah Rukh Khan, Rajpal Yadav, Om Puri, Mushtaq Shiekh, Sanjiv Chawla, Priyadarshan, Gauri Khan, Eros International (Firm), and Red Chillies Entertainment (Firm)

Billu (Irrfan Khan) mentions to his family that he was once a friend of superstar Sahir Khan (Shahrukh Khan). Sahir Khan happens to come to the village to shoot a film and Billu's children spread the rumor that their father is his childhood friend. The villagers, on hearing their Billu could be their ticket to meeting the star, shower him with gifts and promises on condition that Billu make contact for them. Billu is embarrassed by his poverty and doesn't want to impose, but everyone works themselves up, so he's forced to make several ill-fated attempts at contacting the star while he's shooting just outside the village. But it's the school principal who, after threatening to expel Billu's children for non-payment of fees, has a turnaround when she believes Billu is able to get the star to appear at a school function and speak to the children. She goes to Sahir herself and requests his presence at the function for the children. Were Billu and Sahir childhood friends? Will Sahir meet with the villagers? 1 videodisc (137 min) :

MEDIA 10-2634

 

Bombay Bombayi c2000, 1995

Maniratnam, S Sriram, Jhamu Sughand, Arvind Swami, Manisha Koirala, Amitabh Bachchan Corporation, Aalayam Cinema (P) Limited, and Eros International (Firm)

A romance occurs between a south Indian Hindu man and a Muslim woman. They marry against family wishes and move to Bombay. The time period of the film is set in the December 1992-January 1993 period when the "Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid" controversy had raised racial tensions in Bombay (and other parts of India). 1 videodisc (141 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2720

 

Brick lane c2009

Alison Owen, Chris Collins, Abi Morgan, Laura Jones, Sarah Gavron, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson, Monica Ali, Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), FilmFour (Firm), Ingenious Film Partners (Firm), UK Film Council, Ruby Films (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Nazneen is a young Bangladeshi woman who arrives in London during the 1980s. She leaves behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. In a loveless marriage to the middle aged Chanu, she feels trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London. She begins to fear that her soul is quietly dying. Meanwhile, her sister Hasina, continues to live a carefree life back in Bangladesh. Nazneen struggles to accept her lifestyle and tries to keep her head down in spite of life's blows. She soon discovers that life cannot be avoided and she is forced to confront life the day that the hotheaded young Karim comes knocking at her door. 1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.)

MEDIA 10-1400

 

Bride & prejudice 2005

Deepak Nayar, Anupam Kher, Martin Henderson, Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, Naveen Andrews, Gurinder Chadha, Nayar Chadha, Annu Malik, Jane Austen, Alliance Atlantis (Firm), UK Film Council, Pathé Pictures, and Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)

Based on Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, with a Bollywood twist. In Ammritsar, the determined Mrs. Bakshi sets out to find matches for her four daughters. Second sister, Lalita, meets American Will Darcy - is it love? 1 videodisc (111 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3130

 

Chakde! India Cakade! I £    iy©L c2007

Kabir Khan knows what it's like to come back from the dead. The ex-Indian field hockey captain has now come back to the sport as the coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey team, a team that exists more on paper and less in reality. The girls have never known the thrilling energy of being Team India, but Kabir, once a captain, now forgotten, does. Despite his past, he believes that if only the girls played as one, anything could be possible. 2 videodiscs (152 min.)

MEDIA 10-5491

 

Charulata 2005, 1964

R. D Bansal, Satyajit Ray, Saumitra Cattopadhyaya, Madhabi Mukherjee, Sailen Mukherjee, Subrata Mitra, Dulal Dutta, Rabindranath Tagore, and Namaste Pictures (Firm)

The wife of a publisher tries to find a way out of her confining domestic situation. 1 videodisc (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3119

 

Chennai express The entertaining action-packed, hilarious story of a 40-year old bachelor, Rahul, who lands up on a totally unexpected journey that makes him realize the importance of love, life, relationships, and sacrifice. It's a train journey that not only takes Rahul accidentally to his destination, but also makes him realize the power of true love. 2 videodiscs (141 min.)

MEDIA 10-5488

 

Chokher bali a passion play 2005, 2003

Rituparno Ghosh, Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Raima Sen, Tota Raychaudhuri, Debojyoti Mishra, Rabindranath Tagore, Shree Venkatesh Films (Firm), and Shemaroo Video (Firm) 

Set between 1902 and 1905, this is a story the deception and relationship manipulation involving four young people. 1 videodisc (124 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3124

 

Company 2010? 2002

Ram Gopal Varma, Boney Kapoor, Answini Dutt, Som Shekar,  Jaideep Sahni, Sandeep Chowta, Ajay Devgan, Vivek Oberoi, Manisha Koirala, Varma Corporation , Shemaroo Entertainment (Firm), and Vyjayanthi Movies

A man gets an idea, starts a business, employs others and a Company is born. The business is so successful it becomes bigger than the men who formed it. This is a story of the rise and fall of such a company, its business is crime. A thrller, action film and fictional exposé of the Mumbai underworld. 1 videodisc (168 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2647

 

Daman 2005

Kalpana LLajmi, Raveena Tandon, Sayaji Shinde, Sanjay Suri, India, Dept. of Family Welfare, and Video Sound (Firm)

Durga, a meek wife, endures constant physical and psychological abuse from her husband, Sanjay. He rapes her and she bears a daughter, who he refuses to acknowledge because he will only accept a son. Durga finds the strength of the Goddess Durga, whose name she bears, to protect her daughter from Sanjay. 1 videodisc (121 min.)

MEDIA 10-702

 

Damini Lightning 2007, 1993

This film is a drama based on Gandhi's quotation "There is a court higher than the court of justice, and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts." A daughter in-law happens to be an eye-witness to a gang-rape committed by her rich brother in-law and his friends. Being true to her conscience, she struggles to bring justice to the raped victim, her house-maid. 1 videodisc (168 min.)

MEDIA 10-3847

 

Deewaar Divara 2005, 1975

Yash Chopra, Gulshan Rai, Salim Khan, Javid Akhtar, Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy,  Rahul Dev Burman, Trimurti Films, and Eros International (Firm)

This film is about two brothers, one a cop and the other a criminal. The brothers share a mutual adoration for their mother and though they care for each other end up at odds due to their respective roles. 1 videodisc (160 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2726

 

Dev. D 2009

Anurag Kashyap, Ronnie Screwvala, Abhay Deol, Kalki Koelchlin, Mahie Gill, UTV Motion Pictures (India), and Moser Baer India (Firm)

"Dev, Paro, and Chanda of Dev. D reflect the sensibilities, conflicts, aggression, independence, free thought, exuberance, and recklessness of the youth of today; a generation that is jammed between eastern roots and wester sensibilities."--Container. 2 videodiscs (137 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2606

 

Devdas 2010, 2002

Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bharat Shah, Prakash Kapadia, Mohan Nayyar, Gajendra Mishra, Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, Kiron Kher, Smita Jaykar, Saratcandra Cattopadhyaya, Mega Bollywood (Firm), and Eros International (Firm)

The tragic story of Devdas, a wealthy young man, who is loved by two women--a courtesan and his childhood sweetheart whom his family will not accept because of differing social classes. 1 videodisc (184 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2650

 

Devi The goddess 2009, 1960

Satyajit Ray, Sharmila Tagore, Saumitra Cattopadhyaya, Sachindranath Biswas, Karuna Bannerjee, Prabhatakumara Mukhopadhyaya, Satyajit Ray Productions, and Mr. Bongo Films (Firm)

Set in India around the 1830s, the story involves the conflict between orthodox and progressive Hindu religions. A young wife in a wealthy Indian household is deified by her father-in-law who has seen her in a dream as the goddess Durga (Kali). The city soon learns of her imposed divinity and she is set up as an idol for worship. She then begins to believe in her immortality and the tension between her duty to the father-in-law's devotion and to her husband's pleas to leave the city soon drive her mad. 1 videodisc (93 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2891

 

Dhobi ghat Mumbai diaries 2011

Kiran Rao, Prateik, Aamir Khan, Monica Dogra, Dan Husain, Gustavo Santaolalla, Aamir Khan Productions, and UTV Motion Pictures (India)

Arun, an upmarket artist, meets Shai, an NRI investment banker at his exhibition. It's a chance encounter that may or may not lead to something more substantial in moody Mumbai. Meanwhile, Shai befriends Munna, the friendly neighborhood dhobi who happens to be a wannabe actor too, while Arun gets lost in the video-taped story of Yasmin, the enigmatic ex-inmate of the house he currently occupies. Will the foursome find what they are looking for in the strange metropolis? 1 videodisc (103 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3369

 

Dhoom c2004

Aditya Chopra, Sanjay Gadhvi, Vijay Krishna Acharya, Shahnaab Alam, Yash Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, John Abraham, Esha Deol, Rimi Sen, and Yash Raj Films

A police officer enlists the help of a motorcycle mechanic to catch a gang of chopper-riding uber-criminals. 1 videodisc (129 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2641

 

Dhoom:2 c2006

Yash Chopra, Sanjay Gadhvi, Aashish Singh, Aditya Chopra, Vijay Krishna Acharya, Uday Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Bipasha Basu, and Yash Raj Films

Mr. A, a master thief that baffles the police at every turn, finds himself in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse when his rival, the clever thief Sunehri, threatens to beat him to his latest target in Mumbai, India. 1 videodisc (152 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2642

 

Dil chahta hai 2009? 2001

Javed Akhtar, Chandan Sidhwani, Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar, Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, Dimple Kapadia, Ravi K Chandran, Sreekar Prasad, Farah Khan, Shankar Ehsaan Loy (Musical group), Excel Entertainment (Firm), and Elite Films (Firm)

The story of three men, friends since childhood, their individual relationships and the effect that these relationships have on them. 1 videodisc (185 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2491

 

Dil se-- c2000

Mani Rathnam, Shah Rukh Khan, Manisha Koirala, and Eros International (Firm)

Romantic drama set in an atmosphere of political turbulence; incorporates fantasy sequences of dance and song. 1 videodisc (165 min.)

MEDIA 10-232

 

Dilwale dulhania le jayenge 1995

Rahul and Simran fall in love while travelling in Europe on a rail holiday. Simran's father, settled in London for twenty-two years, is determined that his daughter should marry a family friend, back in their homeland of rural Punjab. All his plans undergo serious revision once the family travels to India and Rahul also shows up. 1 videodisc (190 min.)

MEDIA 10-3849

 

Do bigha zamin 2004, 1953

Bimal Roy, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Salila Caudhuri, Shailendra, Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Ratan Kumar, Minakumari, Bimal Roy Productions, and Shemaroo Video (Firm)

A landowner gives Shambu (Balraj Sahni) and his wife (Nirupa Roy) three months to pay off their farm rent, or the land will be sold to build a factory. In desperation to keep their farm, they move to Calcutta in an attempt to make money and save their ancestral lands. 1 videodisc (119 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2636

 

Dor 2006?

Nagesh Kukunoor, Shreyas Talpade, Ayesha Takia, Gul Panag, Sahara One Motion Pictures (Firm), SIC Productions (Firm), Percept Picture Company, and Excel Entertainment (Firm)

Tells the moving story of love, loss, friendship, hope and redemption. It is a tale of two women from two different worlds. The emphasis is on spirit and emotions. 1 videodisc (ca. 131 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2490

 

Dushman Dusmana 1998?

A young woman, Naina, is determined to track her twin's rapist and killer, and to seek justice on her own terms, when it is unobtainable through the courts. She resorts to rigorous physical training and pursues the criminal despite her own fears and the obvious danger to herself. 1 videodisc (145 min.)

MEDIA 10-3888

 

Earth 2003, 1998

Deepa Mehta, Anne Masson, David Hamilton, Jhamu Sughand, Aamir Khan, Nandita Das, Rahul Khanna, A. R Rahman, Bapsi Sidhwa, Cracking the Earth Films (Firm), and New Yorker Video (Firm)

A romantic drama set in 1947 in Lahore before India and Pakistan became independent, where Hindu, Sikh, Parsee, and Muslim share a peaceful co-existence. Events are seen from the point of view of eight-year-old Lenny, a girl from an affluent Parsee family. Lenny's nanny, Shantya, is involved with the Muslim Masseur. When a train of Muslims arrives at the local depot and all the passengers are found murdered, the various sects turn against each other, and the city is soon aflame. 1 videodisc (101 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2998

 

English vinglish 2012

Shashi Godbole is a super-sensitive wife, mother and daughter-in-law; a perfect homemaker and small-time entrepreneur. Her only handicap is English. Does she manage to master the Queen's language? 2 videodiscs (134 min)

MEDIA 10-5492

 

An evening in Paris 200-?, 1967

Shakti Samanta, Shammi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Sacina Bhaumika, Ramesh Pant, and Shakti Films

In Paris, two Parisians of Indian origin are in love namely Shyam or Sam and Roopa. Mystery and intrigue surround this romance, as Roopa is abducted and held by criminal mastermind Jack and his minions, who will trade her for a hefty ransom. Roopa has a look-alike in the shape and form of Suzy, who is sent in place of Roopa to ensure that the money is received, while the real Roopa is still being held captive. Sam must use all the resources available to in order to set Roopa free, but he will have a difficult time to differentiate between Suzy and Roopa. 1 videodisc (153 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2631

 

Faisla 2009, 1988

Gyandev Agnihotri, K Zaidi, M Azad, Ashok Kumar, Saira Banu, Vinod Khanna, Vinod Mehra, Noor Jahan Films, Bombino Video (Firm), and Moser Baer Entertainment (Firm)

"Three convicts escape from prison to avenge the rape and death of one of their daughters', and get involved in a mansion's mystery involving the death of the owner, allegedly at the hands of his son; and the accidental loss of sight by his daughter; and the cruel and heartless thugs who will kill anyone who stand in their way, including each other."--IMDB.com. 1 videodisc (124 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2646

 

Fire 2000

Deepa Mehta, Bobby Bedi, Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, New Yorker Films, Trial by Fire Films (Firm), Zeitgeist Films, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

In a barren, arranged marriage to an amateur swami who seeks enlightenment through celibacy, Radha's life takes an irresistible turn when her beautiful young sister-in-law seeks to free herself from the confines of her own loveless marriage and [falls] into the supple embrace of Radha."--Container. 1 videodisc (108 min.)

MEDIA      MEDIA 10-1014       2-5246

 

Ghost of Mae Nak 2006

Mark Duffield, Tom Waller, Pataratida Pacharwirapong, Siwat Chotchaicgarin, Pornthip Papanai, De Warrenne Pictures (Firm), Box Office Entertainment (Firm), and Tartan Video (Firm)

Mak and Nak, a young newlywed couple in Bangkok, acquire an antique brooch and an old abandoned house that soon bring them into contact with Mae Nak Phrakhanong, a figure of horror and despair from one of Thailand's most enduring ghost legends. While Mae Nak's ghost protects the couple from an unscrupulous real estate agent as well as a pair of burglars, it becomes apparent that she expects a terrible favor in return. 1 videodisc (105 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3154

 

Guide Gaida = Ga'id 2001, 1965

Vijay Anand, Deva Ananda, S. D Burman, Shailendra, Waheeda Rehman, Leela Chitnis, Anwer Hussain Jafri, Kishore Sahu, R. K Narayan, Navketan International Films, and Shemaroo Video (Firm)

Raju falls in love with the dancer wife of an archaeologist. The dancer and her husband break up and Raju becomes the dancer's manager. He is charged with theft and goes to prison. When released he travels to a village where the people mistake him for a holy man. To bring rain to the village he fasts with the results inevitable. 1 videodisc (171 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3639

 

Hari-Bhari Fertility 2004

Shyam Benegal, Raj Pius, Shama Zaidi, Priya Chandrasekar, Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Rajit Kapur, Maya Govind, Vanraj Bhatia, Video Sound (Firm), India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and National Film Development Corporation of India

The story of five women of a Shaikh Muslim Landholding family: a grandmother, her daughter, her two daughter-in-laws, and a grand-daughter. Each woman faces a crisis that helps develop an awareness of female health problems and their rights over their own bodies. 1 videodisc (134 min.)

MEDIA 10-777

 

Hrishikesh Mukherhee's chupke chupke Cupake cupake 2001

Hrishikesh Mukherjee, N. C Sippy, Rupam Pictures Pvt. Ltd, and Shemaroo Video (Firm)

Parimal, a professor of botany, has never met his new brother-in-law, Raghav. He decides to play a practical joke by getting himself hired as Raghav's driver. Complications arise as one of Parimal's friends starts to impersonate Parimal and Raghav thinks his sister is having an affair with "the driver.". 1 videodisc (ca. 140 min.)

MEDIA 10-986

 

Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Alaap Alapa 200-

N. C Sippy, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Sanjeev Kumar, Bollywood Entertainment, and Apollo Video (Firm)

The film focuses on the life of a young man who has studied classical music and returns to his family in rural India, who are all devoted to music as well, to continue the tradition. 1 videodisc (ca. 133 min.)

MEDIA 10-987

 

Hum aapke hain koun--! Hama apake haim kauna--! 2011, 1994

Two families are brought together by a marriage. When the wife dies, leaving a child, the wife's sister is pressured to marry the widower and become the mother of the child. However, the husband's brother has already fallen in love with the sister. 1 videodisc (198 min.)

MEDIA 10-3850

 

Hum paanch Hama panca 2000, 1980

Mullapudi Venkataramana, Surinder Kapoor, Bapu, Sanjeev Kumar, Shabana Azmi, Mithun Chakraborty, Dipti Navala, Naseeruddin Shah, S. K. Films Enterprises, and Eros International (Firm)

The tyrannical Veer Pratap Singh, rules over a small town, and no one dares to oppose him. He has an affair with Soundariya, marries her secretly, and she becomes pregnant. When she refuses to abort their child, he denies ever having any relationship with her. Her brothers try to bring him to justice but they are dealt with roughly by his bodyguard. Soundariya is left to find support on her own and stop his tyrannical rule over the town . 1 videodisc (161 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3118

 

I have found it c2000, 2005

Rich, young, gorgeous and pampered, sisters Sowmya (Tabu) and Meenakshi (Aishwarya Rai) want for nothing except the true love their hearts crave. While Sowmya grudgingly places family responsibility ahead of romance, Meenakshi yearns for a white knight who will come to her "just like a storm." Three different coincidences bring the girls three very different suitors and a tempest of romantic complications. Manohar (Ajith), an aspiring filmmaker, falls for Sowmya but will wed her only after directing his first film. Commando Major Bala (Mammootty) woos Meenakshi despite physical and mental war wounds and competition from Srikanth (Abbas), a charismatic poetry-quoting businessman. But with their patriarch's health ebbing, the romantic storm Meenakshi and Sowmya wished for may soon be eclipsed by the harsh realities of modern South Asian life. 1 videodisc (150 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2365

 

Insaf ka tarazu 2008?, 1980

Zeenat Aman, Raj Babbar, Deepak Parasher, Padmini Kohlapure,  Shabd Kumar, B. R Chopra, United Producers (Firm), and Moser Baer Entertainment (Firm)

'After the passing of a multi-millionaire, his only son takes ... over the estate and business. He attends a beauty contest, is attracted to a beauty queen...and invites her to his yacht to celebrate. The next day [he] is arrested by the police and charged with sexually assaulting her. He hires an [lawyer], stating that both had consensual sex.The Court hears the arugments as well as the testimony. Two years later, she is arrested by the police for killing him in cold blood.'--Container. 1 videodisc (136 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2627

 

The Japanese wife 2010

"Snehamoy, a schoolteacher in the Sunderbans, and Miyage, a young girl in Japan, meet through letters, fall in love over letters, and even get married through letters!  They have been married for 15 years, but have never met."--Container. 1 videodisc (101 min.)

MEDIA 10-3129

 

Junglee 200?, 1961

Subodh Kumar Mukerji, Shammi Kapoor, Saira Banu, Shankar Jaikishan (Musical group), Subodh Mukerji Productions, Priya Video (Firm), and Shanti Enterprises

A romantic comedy in which Shekhar has been brought up to be a serious, unsmiling, exacting young man until he meets the lively young Raj who shows him the pleasures of love and laughter. Shekhar's mother believes Raj to be of questionable virtue only interested in Shekhar's wealth until the truth is finally brought to light. 1 videodisc (129 min.)  :

MEDIA 10-2630

 

Junoon 2004, 1978

Shyam Benegal, Vanraj Bhatia, Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Jennifer Kendal, Naseeruddin Shah, Shemaroo Video (Firm) , and Film Valas

Movie chronicles the period of 1857 to 1858 when the soldiers of the East India Company mutinied and many smaller kingdoms joined the soldiers in the hope of regaining their territories from the English. The movie is shown from the perspective of one of the leaders of the fight. 1 videodisc (132 min.)

MEDIA 10-1902

 

Kaagaz ke phool c200-?, 1959

Guru Dutt, Abrar Alvi, Waheeda Rehman, Guru Dutt Films, and Cinemascope (Firm)

Narrated in flashback, it is about the rise and fall of a famous filmmaker, Suresh. Though an enormous success professionally, he has a failed marriage and a daughter, Pammi, who is in boarding school. The turning point in his life comes when he makes a film about Devdas with an unknown girl, Shanti, cast as Parvati. 1 videodisc (138 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2633

 

Kabhi khushi kabhie gham c2003

Karan Johar, Yash Johar, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Dharma Productions, and Sony Music Entertainment, Inc

A young man goes against the wishes of his beloved father to marry the girl he loves. When he leaves home, his younger brother vows to reunite the family and bring back the happiness they once shared. 1 videodisc (209 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2602

 

Kal yug Kala yuga = Kalyug 2000, 1981

Shyam Benegal, Shashi Kapoor, Girish Raghunath Karnad, Rekha, Raj Babbar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Victor Banerjee, Vinod Doshi, Anant Nag, Film Valas, and Eros International (Firm)

Portrays the conflicts within an industrial dynasty in India, with events taking a tragic turn. Includes elements of the Mahabharata set in modern-day society. 1 videodisc (157 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3116

 

Kamal Amrohi's Pakeezah Pakiza = Pakizah 2006, 1972

Kamal Amrohi, Ghulam Mohammed, Ashok Kumar , Minakumari, Raaj Kumar, Jagdish Kanwal , Mahal Pictures (Firm), Sangeeta Enterprises, and Shemaroo Video (Firm)

A dancer and courtesan believes that her pure soul and body will enable her to find true love and honor. 1 videodisc (146 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2719

 

Kannathil muthamittal 2006, 2002

A little girl's search for her biological mother takes the family to strife-torn Sri Lanka. 1 videodisc (136 min.)

MEDIA 10-3889

 

Kapurush 2008?

A screenwriter's car has broken down and he is left stranded in the middle of nowhere. A rich tea-estate manager comes to his rescue and takes him home, only for him to discover that the manager's wife is none other than his former love. 1 videodisc (67 min.)

MEDIA 10-5502

 

Khamosh pani Silent waters 2004

Sabiha Sumar, Sachithanandam Sathananthan, Paromita Vohra, Kiron Kher, Aamir Ali Malik, Arshad Mahmud, Vidhi Films, and First Run/Icarus Films

It is 1979 and Pakistan is embracing nationalism through its Islamic identity. Widowed Ayesha lives in Charkhi, Punjab with her son Saleem, who joins a group of fundamentalists. When a group of Sikh pilgrims come to town, the family's faith comes into question. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-661

 

Khamoshi 2000

Asit Sen, Hemant Kumar Mukherjee, Ashutosh Mukherjee, Rajesh Khanna, Waheeda Rehman, and Dharmedra

The nurse Radha has to pretend to fall in love with her male patients, as part of the therapy in a mental asylum. The first time she does this, she actually falls in love, and is devastated when her cured patient merely thanks her and leaves to marry his fiancee. When it threatens to happen once again, with her second patient, the nurse goes insane. 1 videodisc (121 min.)

MEDIA 10-197

 

Kohraa 2008?, 1964

Biren Naug, Hemant Kumar Mukherjee, Biswajeet, Lalita Pawar, Waheeda Rehman, Madan Puri, Geetanjali Pictures, and Bollywood Entertainment

After her dad passes away, Rajeshwari is left an orphan, dependent on a widow with a mentally challenged son, Ramesh. She believes that her son will recover after Rajeshwari marries him, this drive Rajeshwari to suicide, and this is where she meets Raja Amit Kumar Singh. Both meet, fall in love, and get married. Rajeshwari is then taken to his palace and is simply overawed. It is then she finds out that Amit had been married before to Poonam, who had passed away. She experiences Poonam's presence in the palace, especially in her bedroom, where she finds the rocking chair moves by itself, the bed is warm as though somebody had slept in it, the windows open up on their own, and she hears a voice singing. This begins to tell on her nerves, and the presence of Poonam's maidservant, Dai Maa, does not help. Then their lives are turned upside down when the Police find Poonam's skeletal remains in a car at the bottom of a muddied lake, and they arrest Amit for killing her. If found guilty, Amit could face the gallows, and if so, what is to become of Rajeshwari? 1 videodisc (136 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3121

 

Komal Gandhar The Gandhar sublime Kolkata : 2005?, 1961

Ritwikkumar Ghatak, Supriya Chowdhury, Abanish Banerjee, Chitra Mondal, Geeta Dey, Anil Chatterjee, Satindra Bhattacharya, and Maxtech Entertainment (Firm)

The story of two rival touring theater companies in Bengal. 1 videodisc (133 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2507

 

Lagaan once upon a time in India 2007, 2001

Jhamu Sughand, Aamir Khan, Ashutosh Gowariker, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley, Paul Blackthorne, Kumar Dave, Sanjay Dayma, Reena Datta, Satyajit Bhatkal, Aamir Khan Productions, and Excel Home Videos (Firm)

Story is set during the British rule over India. The farmers of India are taxed to the bone by the British.  When Jack Russell announces that he will double the Lagaan (tax) from all villagers, they decide to oppose it.  Leading the villagers is a young man named Bhuvan, who challenges the British to a game of cricket.  The game pits veteran British cricket players against villagers, including Bhuvan, who have never played the game before, and do not even know a bat from a piece of wood.  As the challenge is accepted, the interest grows and attracts Indians from all over the region, as well as the British from all over the country. Chale Chalo is a documentary feature (135 min.) about film making and a behind the scenes look at the film Lagaan. 2 videodiscs (215 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2607

 

Lage raho Munna Bhai 2008

The story revolves around the character of Munnabhai, who learns more about the life of Mahatma Gandhi and tries to apply the latter's concept of Satyagraha to modern life. 1 videodisc (ca. 145 min.)

MEDIA 10-5494

 

The last Lear c2008

Arindam Chaudhuri, Rituparno Ghosh, Anjana Basu, Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal, Shefali Shetty, Divya Dutta, Jisshu Sengupta, Planman Motion Pictures, V One Entertainment PVT. Ltd, and Viva Entertainment (Firm)

Harry, a 65-year-old retiree, spends his days making a doorbell that only Einstein can ring and chanting Shakespeare. He lives for acting, loves theatre, adores Shakespeare and absolutely detests cinema. So what happens when Siddharttha, a film director, is the only one to figure out Harry's doorbell? 1 videodisc (118 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3127

 

Loong Boonmee raleuk chat Uncle Boonmee who can recall his past lives 2011

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kµobuadi, Illuminations (Firm), Kick the Machine (Firm), Anna Sanders Films (Firm), and Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm)

A unique tale of a man embracing life's greatest mystery. Choosing to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside, Boonmee is visited by his dead wife as a ghost, and his lost son as a strange hairy beast with red glowing eyes. They've come to guide him to his final resting place, a cave where his first soul began. With a wry sense of humor and a humanist spirit, it's a magical tale of reincarnation, karma, and nature. 1 videodisc (113 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2972

 

The lunchbox 2014

Trying to add some spice to her marriage, Ila prepares a special lunchbox for her husband at work. Unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another worker, Saajan. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a note in the next day's lunchbox. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the communication soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Ila and Saajan become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their lives. 2 videodiscs (109 min.)

MEDIA 10-5490

 

Madhumati 2006

Bimal Roy, Dilip Kumar, Vyjayantimala, Pran, Johnny Walker, Salila Caudhur?i, Bimal Roy Productions, and Shemaroo Video (Firm)

1 videodisc (164 min.)

MEDIA 10-1735

 

Mahanagar The big city 2013

Set in mid-1950s Calcutta and directed by Satyajit Ray, this story follows the personal triumphs and frustrations of Arati, who decides, despite the initial protests of her bank-clerk husband, to take a job to help support their family. With remarkable sensitivity and attention to the details of everyday working-class life, Ray gradually builds a powerful human drama that is at once a hopeful morality tale and a commentary on the identity of the contemporary Indian woman. The coward: An aspiring screenwriter encounters a former lover, now married, when his car breaks down near her home. 2 videodiscs (135 min.)

MEDIA 10-4676

 

Mahapurush 2005?

Birinchi Baba manages to pass himself off as a "sadhu" (sage, holy man) and takes advantage of a widowed father and his daughter Buchki. This does not suit her fianc©  Satya, who fears that her religious conversion will pull her away from him. He will do anything to recover his beloved and confound the "sadhu.". 1 videodisc (65 min.)

MEDIA 10-5503

 

Main hoon na I'm here now! c2004

Farah Khan, Gauri Khan, Abbas Tyrewala, Rajesh Saathi, Chawla Sanjiv, Shah Rukh Khan, Sunil Shetty, Sushmita Sen, Amrita Rao, Zayed Khan, Red Chillies Entertainment (Firm), Venus Records and Tapes Ltd, and Eros International (Firm)

The Indian Army's plan to create a friendship with Pakistan complicates the lives of Officer Shekhar Sharma and his son, Ram.  Twenty years ago, Shekhar's affair resulted in son Ram--and led his wife to leave him, taking her baby son with her.  Now Shekhar has been shot while trying to protect General Bakshi, and his dying wish is for Ram to reunite the family.  Ram, meanwhile, goes undercover as a college student to protect General Bakshi's daughter.  She has been threatened by terrorist Raghavan, who is trying to destroy Bakshi's plan by kidnapping her.  Busy with trying to win back the love of his mother and brother and protect the girl, Ram falls in love with a pretty professor.  Who will be successful -- Ram or Raghavan? 2 videodiscs (180 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2604

 

Mammo 2002?

Khalid Mohamed, Shyam Benegal, Farida Jalal, Surekha Sikri, Amit Phalke, Doordarshan (Television station : New Delhi, India), National Film Development Corporation of India, and Sky Entertainment (Firm)

Mammo is a middle-aged woman from Pakistan who goes to India to visit her sister. Her sister is aged and lives with her grandson. The film deals with the relationships that develop between the two sisters and between Mammo and the adolescent boy, while also examining the issues regarding the tension between Pakistan and India. 1 videodisc (120 min.)

MEDIA 10-1739

 

Mandi market place 2000

Shyam Benegal, Freni M Variava, Lalit M Bijlani, Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patila, Amrish Puri, Om Puri, and Saeed Jaffery

The story of a whore house in a remote town which becomes the bone of contention between political and business interests. 1 videodisc (158 min.)

MEDIA 10-198

 

Mangal Pandey the rising 2005

Farrukh Dhondy, Bobby Bedi, Deepa Sahi, Ketan Mehta, Aamir Khan, Toby Stephens, Rani Mukherjee, Amisha Patel, Javid Akhtar, A. R Rahman, Kaleidoscope Entertainment (Firm), Inox Leisure (Firm), TFK Films (Firm), Maya Movies (Firm), and Yash Raj Films Home Entertainment (Firm)

Based on the life of Mangal Pandey who is known for his role as a leader in the Indian rebellion of 1857. 2 videodiscs (146 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3299

 

Maqbool 2003

Vishal Bharadwaj, Bobby Bedi, Abbas Tyrewala, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapoor, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, William Shakespeare, Kaleidoscope Entertainment (Firm), and Eagle Home Entertainment (Firm)

An Indian adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth set against the backdrop of Bombay's mafia world. 1 videodisc (128 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3425

 

Matir moina Clay bird 2006

Tareka Masuda, Kyatharina Masuda, Nurul Islam Bablu, Russell Farazi, Jayanto Chattopadhyay, Rokeya Prachy, MK2 Productions, Audiovision Productions, Milestone Film & Video, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Set against the backdrop of Pakistan during the turbulent 1960s, a family is ripped apart by religious beliefs and civil war. A young boy from Bangladesh is sent away by his Muslim father to a Madrasah. He struggles to adapt to a harsh monastic life. 1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.)

MEDIA 10-1017

 

Mitti c2000

Ferdous Ahmed, Sharbani Mukherjee, Rani Rajkumar, Iquab al a Durr?an?i, Salim, H. M Ishaque, Eros International (Firm), and 786 Aftab Pictures P. Ltd

A villager comes to Calcutta to get medical care for his father, and is drawn into a bloody feud with the city's criminal mastermind. 1 videodisc (155 min.)

MEDIA 10-1761

 

Monsoon wedding 2002, 2001

Mira Nair, Caroline Baron, Sabrina Dhawan, Naseeruddin Shah,  Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shetty, Vijay Raaz, Tilotama Shome, Vasundhara Das, and Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Shot in New Delhi in 30 days, this film about a Punjabi wedding brings out all the frenzy and frolic, the loyalties, filial bonds and friendships, along with skeletons in the cupboard associated with such family events. 1 videodisc (115 min.)

MEDIA 10-141

 

Mother India 2000?

Mehboob Khan, Nargis Dutt, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar, L. a. l. Kanhaiya, Jilloo Maa,  Mehboob Productions, Ltd, and Eros International (Firm)

Depicts, through one woman's life from marriage to old age, the joys and tragedies of village life in rural India. 1 videodisc (163 min.)

MEDIA 10-338

 

Mr. and Mrs. Iyer c2004

Rahul Bose, Konkona Sensharma, Bhisham Sahani, Surekha Sikri, Sunil Makherjee, Esha Chauhan, Aparna Sen, Madhu Entertainment & Media Pvt. Ltd, Rainbow Films (Firm), and Triplecom Media (Firm)

A Muslim wildlife photograher and a married south Indian Brahmin are thrown together during on a bus journey when they find themselves in a middle of a Muslim riot. Their conventional beliefs are challenged and their lives are changed. 1 videodisc (120 min.)

MEDIA 10-413

 

Mr. & Mrs. 55 2000

Gurudatta, Madhubala, Lalita Pawar, and Johnny Walker

Anita must marry quickly to inherit her father's estate.  Her aunt, the authoritarian champion of women's rights, plots to find a needy bachelor who will marry Anita for money and divorce her immediately afterwards. A poor but lovable scrounger and cartoonist, Preetam Kumar, agrees to the plan but he and Anita then fall in love. Persuaded by Seeta Devi, Preetam eventually goes through with the divorce and even furnishes faked photographs compromising himself. When Anita discovers the truth, she and Preetam decide to stay together. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-196

 

Mughal-e-azam 2005, 1960

K Asif, Amanullah Khan, Prthviraja Kapura, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, Durga Khote, Nigar Sultana, Sterling Investment Corporation, and Eros International (Firm)

A dramatic spectacular set in the time of the Moguls at the height of their power and splendor. When Prince Salim falls in love with a beautiful courtsan, he is not allowed to marry her. He must produce an heir from royal blood only. 1 videodisc (177 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3079

 

Mumbai meri jaan 2008

Nishikant Kamat, Ronnie Screwvala, Upendra Sidhaye, Yogesh Vinayak Joshi, Paresh Rawal, Kay Kay Menon, Irrfan Khan, Soha Ali Khan, and UTV Motion Pictures (India)

Inspired by the July 11, 2006 actual bombing of a local train in Bombay, the film explores the blast's impact on the lives of people from all levels of Mumbai society. 1 videodisc (135 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2640

 

Munna bhai M.B.B.S 2003

Comedy film about Munnabhai, a Bombay goonda, who lives happily with his gang, threatening people. During his upright father's annual visit, the gang pretends to be running a charity hospital. When his father tries to arrange a marriage, the ruse is discovered. So Munna enrolls in medical college. 1 videodisc (146 min.)

MEDIA 10-5493

 

My name is Khan 2010

Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hiroo Yash Johar, Gauri Khan, Karan Johar, Shibani Bathija, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc, Fox Star Studios (Firm), Fox Searchlight Pictures, Dharma Productions, and Red Chillies Entertainment (Firm)

"Rizwan, an Indian man with a unique way of looking at the world, moves to San Francisco and meets a vivacious single mother named Mandira. They form a special bond and fall in love against all odds, but fate and tragedy conspire to tear them apart. That's when Rizwan embarks on a remarkable journey across America to win back the love of his life"--Container . 1 videodisc (161 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2860

 

Nang Nak 2005, 1999

Nonsi Nimibut, `Inthira Char¶npura, Winai Kraibut, Visute Poolvoralaks, Chanajai Tonsaithong,  Thai `Ent¶thenmen (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

Tells the heartbreaking story of Nak, a devoted and loving wife whose affection for her husband Mak is quite powerful. Separated by war, Mak finally returns home to find Nak has given birth to a son. The reunion seems idyllic until Mak gradually awakens to the horrifying truth that both his wife and child died long ago. 1 videodisc (97 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3152

 

Om Shanti Om 2010, 2007

Farah Khan, Mushtaq Shiekh, Shah Rukh Khan , Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, Kiron Kher, Shreyas Talpade, Satish Shah, Red Chillies Entertainment (Firm), and Eros International (Firm)

"A romantic saga of a boy next door, Om Prakesh Makhija, who works as a junior artiste in bollywood in the 70's. He is madly in love with the superstar of that time, Shantipriya. His dreams and aspirations to become a superstar and be with his lady love are thwarted as he witnesses the brutal murder of his beloved Shantipriya by a mercenary producer Mukesh Mehra. Om Prakash dies trying to save his Shanti. But destiny has something else in store when 'Om Prakash' a junior artiste returns as 'Om Kapoor' the superstar of 2007! His journey of rediscovering himself, his past life and avenging the death of his beloved is the story of 'Om Shanti Om!'"--Container. 1 videodisc (ca. 169 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2649

 

OMG oh my god Oha m  ya g        a 2012

Atheist Kanjilal Mehta takes 'God' to court after an earthquake destroys his shop. Suddenly, 'Krishna Vasudev Yadav' shows up - does divine intervention occur? 1 videodisc (130 min.)

MEDIA 10-5497

 

Omkara 2006

Vishal Bharadwaj, Kumar Mangat, Robin Bhatt, Abhishek Chaubey, Ajay Devgan, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Naseeruddin Shah, William Shakespeare, Big Screen Entertainment (Firm), and Shemaroo Entertainment (Firm)

Follows one man's descent into sexual jealousy because of his passionate love for his woman and the final destruction of that love at the altar of blind obsession. 1 videodisc (152 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3125

 

P 2009, 2005

Panupong Dangdej, Narongsak Vorarraitchagun, Paul Spurrier, Suangporn Jaturaphut, Shaun Delaney, John Kathrein, Chartchai Kongsiri, Pisamai Pakdeevijit, Creative Films Siam Ltd, Puvisate (Firm), and Tartan Video (Firm)

To help support her ailing grandmother pay for medication, a young girl is lured to Bangkok to find work and becomes a prostitute in a go-go bar. She makes enemies within her new environment because of magical skills she uses to her advantage. As her supernatural powers become darker, and the consequences increasingly horrific, she gradually loses control and something evil takes over. 1 videodisc (105 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3153

 

Pather panchali Song of the little road 2003? 1955

Satyajit Ray, Subir Banerjee, Uma Dasgupta , Kanu Banerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Chunibala Debi, Subrata Mitra, Dulai Dutta, Ravi Shankar, Bibhutibhushana Bandyopadhyaya, and Biswas Records, USA (Firm)

Chronicle of the life of the Bengali boy Apu and the struggle of his father to support his impoverished family before moving them from their village to the holy city of Benares in the hope of a better future. 1 videodisc (112 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2397 2-1282

 

Peepli [live] c2010

Aamir Khan, Anusha Rizvi, Kiran Rao, Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghuvir Yadav, UTV Motion Pictures (India), Aamir Khan Productions, and Excel Home Videos (Firm)

"On the week of local elections in the Indian village of Peepli, two poor farmers, Natha and Budhia, face losing their land over an unpaid government loan. Desperate, they seek help from an apathetic local politician who suggests they commit suicide to benefit from a government program that aids the families of indebted deceased farmers. When a journalist overhears Budhia urge Natha to 'do what needs to be done', a media frenzy ignites around whether or not Natha will commit suicide."--Container. 1 videodisc (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2635

 

Phoonk c2008

Ram Gopal Varma, Milind Gadagkar, Ayama Khana, Praveen Nischol, Sudeep, Amruta Khanvilkar, Ahsaas Channa, Ace Movie Company, One More Thought Entertainment, Ltd, and Junglee Music (Firm)

"Rajiv, a successful construction engineer with a loving wife, and two children aged 10 and 8, is an atheist to the core. He scoffs at God and even more at people who believe in the dark forces till one day when an evil was let in his happy home threatening to destroy his family and shake up the very foundations of his convictions and belief systems." -- Container. 1 videodisc (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3159

 

Pinjar = Beyond boundaries c2004

Praka sa Dvivedi, Amrita Pritam, and Eros International (Firm)

Pinjar is a saga of human strength during trying times and a metaphorical representation of the partition of India and Pakistan. It is the story of this division as seen and experienced by a young woman, Puro. She is a victim of circumstances, who overcomes the wrath of a histile community and rewrites her destiny. 1 videodisc (183 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2508

 

Pyaasa 2008, 1957

Guru Dutt, Mala Sinha, Rehman, Waheeda Rehman, S. D Burman, Guru Dutt Films, and Moser Baer India (Firm)

A struggling young poet searches for fame and love. 1 videodisc (140 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2638

 

Rab ne bana di Jodi p2009, 2008

Yash Chopra, Aditya Chopra, Aashish Singh, Sanjay Shivalkar,  Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, and Salim-Sulaiman (Musical group)

"You might have a love story to tell?  Maybe not!  How can an ordinary man have a breathtaking, goose flesh igniting, awe inspiring love story of all things to tell?  But guess what - love does not differentiate between the ordinary and the exceptional, the uninteresting and interesting, the unattractive and attractive.  Because love knows no distinction.  It can happen to anyone and once it does it engulfs us into it completely and gives us those miraculous experiences that only love can yeild.  This is what happened to Surinder Sahni - a simple, clean hearted, honest man working for Punjab Power, leading a humdrum life, when he meets his total opposite and finds love in the flamboyant, fun-loving, vivacious - Taani for whom the whole world is her canvas and she paints her own life with the colours of rainbow all until unforeseen circumstances changes it all and brings them together"--Container. 2 videodiscs (164 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2643

 

Raincoat Renakota 2004

Rituparno Ghosh, Ajay Devgan, Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, Shrikant Mohta, Mahendra Soni, Shree Venkatesh Films (Firm), and Baba Digital Media (Firm)

Two former lovers from a small town in Bihar meet again after six years on a rainy afternoon in Calcutta. 1 videodisc (117 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3126

 

The river 2005, 1951

Jean Renoir, Rumer Godden, Kenneth McEldowney, Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight, Patricia Walters, Adrienne Corri, Radha Burnier, Arthur Shields, Suprova Mukerjee, Oriental International Films, Theatre Guild, Janus Films, Criterion Collection (Firm), British Broadcasting Corporation, and Doordarshan (Television station : New Delhi, India)

The film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the holy Bengal River in India, around which their daily lives unfold. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-863

 

Roja 1992, 2000

Mani Rathnam, Fatehchand H Shah, Babu Bhai H Shah, Anjawaliben K Shah, A. R Rahman, Arvind Swami, Madhoo, Hansa Pictures (Firm), and  Bollywood Entertainment Inc

An Indian police officer, expert in computers and cryptography, comes to a South Indian village in search of a bride. He marries the younger sister of his original intended. Immediately after the wedding he is posted to embattled Kashmir. Just as the newlyweds are getting acquainted and beginning to fall in love, he is kidnapped by Kashmiri separatists. Delicate negotiations ensue, with his wife pleading with officials to recover her husband. 1 videodisc

MEDIA 10-233

 

Rudaali 2004, 1993

Kalpana Lajmi, Ravi Gupta, Ravi Malik, Raakhee, Dimple Kapadia, Amjad Khan, Raj Babbar, Video Sound (Firm), and National Film Development Corporation of India

A social drama emphasizing conventions of social roles and narrative development through conflict and cathartic resolution of a woman who becomes a "Rudaali" i.e. a professional mourner. 1 videodisc (120 min.)

MEDIA 10-696

India and South Asia DVDs (continued)

Saaransh S  r   £ æ a = S  r  nsh 2005

It is a story about old age, fading idealism and political corruption. Old Pradhan, a retired headmaster, and his wife Parvati learn that their son studying in New York, has been mugged and killed. Pradhan and Parvati go through bureaucratic corruption to receive their cremated son's ashes. At the end, the old couple is reconciled to the loss of their son. 1 videodisc (132 min.)

MEDIA 10-5496

 

Sahib bibi aur ghulam c200-?, 1962

Abrar Alvi, Guru Dutt, Hemant Kumar Mukherjee, Minakumari,  Rehman, Waheeda Rehman, Bimal Mitra, Guru Dutt Films, Moser Baer India (Firm), and Moser Baer Entertainment (Firm)

"A young man named Bhoot Nath is hired as a servant to a very wealthy zamindar. The zamindar is married to a beautiful woman, but every night frequents brothels and dancing ladies. Bhoot Nath finds out that his wife is a very lonely woman, and they both come close, and soon form a platonic relationship. This enables Bhoot Nath to see the life of his mistress through her perspective, and the life she is doomed to live."--Container. 1 videodisc (140 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2632

 

Salaam Bombay! 2002

Shafiq Syed, Hansa Vithal, Chandra Sharma, Mira Nair, Sooni Taraporevala, Mitch Epstein, MGM Home Entertainment Inc, Film Four International, NHDC-Doordarshan, Cadrage S.A. (Firm), La S.E.P.T, and Channel Four (Great Britain)

Krisha, a ten year old boy, has been abandoned in Bombay by his mother. He tries to earn money to go home while he lives in the streets. 1 videodisc (116 min.)

MEDIA 10-773

 

Samskara Funeral rights 2005?, 1970

Rama Monohara Chitra, Girish Raghunath Karnad, Pathabhi, Snehalata Reddy, Dasharathi Dixit, B. R Jayaram, Laksmi Kirusnamurtti, and U. R Anantha Murthy

"The film deals with eternal questions; with the question of who should cremate Naranappa, a Brahmin who has rejected Brahminhood, with the question of what Praneshacharya, a pious man in whom life is finally stirred by female contact, should now do. Should he be courageous and say openly what he did, should he hide it and live as if nothing has happened? Initially Praneshacharya decides on the second course of action. The film ends as Praneshacharya decides to return to Durvasapura, and to own up his fall. But Anatha Murthy, the author of "Samskara", does not answer the other important question. It is the question of what the Brahmins should do when they are confronted with the confessions of Praneshacharya. What does one do when faced with such truth?". 1 videodisc (103 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3241

 

Sarkar raj c2008

Ram Gopal Varma, Praveen Nischol, Prashant Pandey, Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Supriya Pathak Kapur, Adlabs (Firm), Z Picture Company (Firm), K Sera Sera (Firm), and Eros International (Firm)

Anita Rajan, CEO of Sheppard Power Plant, wants to set up a power plant in rural Maharashtra. She journeys to Maharashtra to mobilize support for the plant, but things are not what they seem and Shankar's dream project gradually becomes a political minefield. 1 videodisc (126 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3128

 

Satte pe Satta Satte pe Satta 2010, 1982

N. C Sippy, Raj N Sippy, Romu N Sippy, Satish Bhatnagar, Jyoti Swaroop, Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Shakti Kapoor, Sachin, Paintal, Ranjeeta, Rahul Dev Burman, and Shemaroo Video (Firm)

Ravi is the eldest of seven wild brothers who live on a farm. He marries Indu who is determined to discipline these wild men and make them more human. The remaining six brothers fall for the companions of Seema the rich heiress. However, Seema's guardian Ranjit is plotting to kill her. With the help of hired villains he kidnaps Ravi in order to impersonate him and then kill Seema. 1 videodisc (154 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3123

 

Satya 2006

Ram Gopal Varma, J. D Chakravarthy, Urmila Matondkar, Bharat Shah, P. Som Shekar, Manoj Bajpai, Paresh Rawal, Varma Corporation, and Eros International (Firm)

"Satya is the story of a man who comes to Mumbia to make a living. A series of incidents put him in jail where he becomes close to a ganster...Once out of prison, the gang gives him a place to live. Opposite this apartment, a relationship development between Satya and Vidya...As his love for Vida grows in intensity, so does the need to conceal his identity from her...Satya is the story of truth as it is perceived by different eyes, where only shadow lines demarcate the good actions from the bad... and only the happiness and pain that follow are a reality"--Container. 1 videodisc (173 min.) ;

MEDIA 10-2599

 

Satyam shivam sundaram 2002

Raja Kapura, Shashi Kapoor, Zeenat Aman, Padmini Kolhapure, Narendra Sharma, Anand Bakshi, Vithalbhai Patel, and Jainendra Jain

A man, enthralled with his wife's singing, struggles to overcome his revulsion at her hidden disfigurement. 1 videodisc (ca. 160 min.)

MEDIA 10-182

 

Shatranj ke khilari 2006?, 1977

This drama about colonialism and indigenous culture is set in 1856 at the court of Wajid Ali Shah in Lucknow, the capital of Oudh. Features two parallel narratives. The first shows the interminable games of chess played by two hookah-smoking zamindars. The other dramatises the conflict between Wajid Ali Shah and General James Outram who represents Lord Dalhousie's treacherously implemented annexation policies. Wajid Ali is shown as a politically weak figure who surrenders to the British without a fight. 1 videodisc (116 min.)

MEDIA 10-3835

 

Sholay 2011, 1975

Ramesh Sippy, Salim Khan, Javid Akhtar, G. P Sippy, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Jaya Bhaduri, Sanjeev Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan,  Sippy Films (Firm), and Pen India Pvt. Ltd

In this film, India's best-known "curry" western, two small-time crooks are hired by an ex-cop, Thakur, to stop the tyranny of Gabbar Singh who massacred Thakur's family. It is also the story of a village that realizes non-violence does not mean cowardice, but that it can stand up to terror and lawlessness. 1 videodisc (197 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2626

 

Shree 420 2001

Raja Kapura, Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, Nargis Dutt, Nadira, Lalita Pawar, Iftiqar, R.K. Films, Shankar Jaikishan (Musical group), and Shemaroo Video (Firm)

An innocent young man comes to Bombay and is met with robbery and other setbacks. He gets involved with gambling and fraud, and is threatened with arrest under section 420 of the India Penal Code. 1 videodisc (ca. 164 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2601

 

Shutter 2007, 2004

Ananda Everingham, Natthaweeranuch Thongmee, Achita Sikamana, Yoophet Sudsawad, Parkpoom Wongpoom, Sophon Sakdapisit, Banjong Pisanthanakun, GMM Tai Hub Company, Phenomena Motion Pictures (Firm), and Tartan Video (Firm)

Tun and Jane run over a pedestrian, they flee the scene and go on with their lives. Jan is having nightmares, Tun a photographer sees odd spectral figures appear in his work. 1 videodisc (92 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3157

 

Shwaas 2005

Based on a true story, Shwaas follows the journey of a seven year old boy with retinal cancer, who can only survive through an operation that will leave him blind. Parashuram goes from him village with his grandfather and a letter of reference. They must deal with the big city, urban hospitals and life's tragedies. 1 videodisc (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-4912

 

Slumdog millionaire c2009

Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan, Simon Beaufoy, Christian Colson, Anthony Dod Mantle, Dev Patel, Tanay Hemant Chheda, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Freida Pinto, Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, Rubina Ali, Madhur Mittal, Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, A. R Rahman, Vikas Swarup, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Celador Films, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc, Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ), and FilmFour (Firm)

Jamal Malik is an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" When the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating. Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up. He describes their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Every chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible questions. When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers watch to find out if he can answer the question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love. 1 videodisc (121 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2780

 

Subarna rekha The golden line 200-

Ritwikkumar Ghatak, Jhunhunwala Radheshyam, Abhi Bhattacharya, Satindra Bhattacharya, Indrani Chakraborty, Madhabi Mukherjee, J. J. Films (Firm), Maxtech Entertainment (Firm), and Shiva Films Ltd

Ishwar and his sister, Seeta, go to Calcutta to look for work. There, they meet the orphan, Abhiram, and take him into their family. Ishwar finds work at a steel mill and raises the two children there. When Seeta and Abhiram grow up, they fall in love, marry, and move into the city. Communication dwindles between Ishwar and the couple, so when Abhiram dies in an accident and Seeta turns to prostitution to survive, Ishwar has no idea what has happened until it is too late. 1 videodisc (124 min.)

MEDIA 10-1737

 

Sud sanaeha Blissfully yours 2007

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Eric Chan, Charles de Meaux, Kanokporn Tongaram, O. o. Min, Jenjira Jansuda, Kick the Machine (Firm), La-Ong Dao (Firm), Anna Sanders Films (Firm), and Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm)

The story of illegal Burmese immigrants and a love affair that begins during a picnic on the Thai-Burmese border. 1 videodisc (125 min.)

MEDIA 10-1745

 

Swades we, the people 2007

A bright young scientist working at NASA returns to rural India on a quest to find his childhood nanny. He is drawn into her village's life and finds himself searching for answers to questions of progress and development that the village faces. 1 videodisc (195 min.)

MEDIA 10-5498

 

Syndromes and a century 2007, c2006

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Jittinee Rasmitat, Nantarat Sawaddikul, Jaruchai Iamaram, Sophon Pukanok, Jenjira Pongpas, Arkanae Cherkam, Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm), and Kick the Machine Films (Firm)

Story about director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's parents who were both doctors, and the director's memories about growing up in the hospital environment. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-1738

 

Tamas 2011, 1986

Govind Nihalani, Lalit Bijlani, Freni M Variava, Bhisham Sahni, Vanraj Bhatia, Om Puri, Deepa Sahi, Saeed Jaffrey, Manohar Singh, Amrish Puri, Madhu, Reliance Big Home Video, and Blaze Entertainment Pvt. Ltd

An epic tale set during the conflict between Hindus and Muslims before the 1947 partition of India seen mainly through the eyes of a tanner named Nathu and his wife Karmo. An effort to cause a communal conflict escalates into the pre-1947 conflagration throughout Punjab. The film effectively lumps together the activities of all the various political groups involved, including the British colonial powers and Hindu as well as Muslim communal fronts. Production of this controversial film caused rioting and threats against television stations. 4 videodiscs (ca. 300 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-3240 v.1 10-3240 v.2

 

Teesri kasam 2008, 1967

Basu Bhattacharya, Shailendra, Nabendu Ghosha, Phani svaranatha Renu, Raja Kapura, Waheeda Rehman, Hasrat Jaipuri, Shankar Jaikishan (Musical group), Image Makers (Firm : India), and Shemaroo Video (Firm)

Hiraman, a simple bullock-cart driver, grows attached to Hirabai, a nautanki performer to whom he is giving a ride, but ultimately realizes she can never be his. 1 videodisc (138 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3122

 

Teesri manzil Tisari manzila = Tisri manzil 2000?, 1966

Nasir Hussain, Vijay Anand, Shammi Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Premnath, Rahul Dev Burman , Nasir Husain Films (Firm), and Eros International (Firm)

When her sister apparently commits suicide from being spurned by Rocky, Sunita vows to track him down for revenge although she doesn't know what he looks like. 1 videodisc (143 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2629

 

Theeviravaathi The Terrorist 2000

Sri Rama, Abhijit Joshi, Shree Prasad, Santosh Sivan, Ravi Deshpande, Vijay Deveshwar, Ayesha Dharker, Vishnu Vardhan, Bhanu Prakash, and K Krishna

In a story inspired by the events surrounding the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Ghandi, a suicide bomber examines her emotions and finds herself in a psychological divide as she contemplates her future. 1 videodisc (95 mins.)

MEDIA 10-84

 

"A throw of dice" a romance of India  2008, 1929

Franz Osten, W. A Burton, Niranjan Pal, S?it?a Dev?i, C h aru R?acya, Himansu Rai, aSarada Gupt?a, Nitin Sawhney, Fandango (Production company), British Film Institute, and Kino International Corporation

Inspired by the gambling episode in the ancient Hindu epic the Mahabharata, this rare classic of silent cinema tells of two kings who share a passion for reckless gambling, and for the same woman. A throw of dice is the third film in a pioneering trilogy of silent films made through a unique partnership between German director Franz Osten and Indian actor-producer Himansu Rai. 1 videodisc (74 min.)

MEDIA 10-1401

 

Tit?asa ekaoti nad?ira n?ama River called Titas c2002

Ritwikkumar Ghatak, H ab ibura Raham?ana, Rosy Samad, Kabari Choudhury, Roushan Jamil, Advaita Mallabarmaona, Ustad Bahadur Khan, and British Film Institute

"After the independence of Bangaladesh, overwhelmed by the changes in his native land, Ghatak made this, his penultimate feature film, as a grim recognition of the inevitability of change and the terrible cyclical power of loss and resurrection. As Ghatak unfolds the tragic tale of a couple separated by a kidnapping, he also delivers a lyrical account of the speech, rhythms and rituals of a Malo fishing community ... a raw and powerful tale of a drying river and a dying culture".-- Container. 1 videodisc (151 min. ; 10 min.)

MEDIA 10-2014

 

Train to Pakistan c1999

Pamela Rooks, Nirmal Pandey, Mohan Agashe, Rajit Kapur, Smriti Mishra, Divya Dutta , Khushwant Singh,  Channel Four Films (Firm), and Eagle Home Entertainment (Firm)

Set during the political struggles of 1947, a town on the Punjab between India and Pakistan witnesses and becomes embroiled in the escalating violence between Sikhs and Muslims. 1 videodisc (approx. 120 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2506

 

Tropical malady c2005

Charles de Meaux, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Banlop Lomnoi, Sakd?a K??ob?uad?i, Anna Sanders Films (Firm), TIFA (Firm), Downtown Pictures, Thoke+Moebius Film (Firm), Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm), RAI Cinema (Firm), and Fabrica Cinema (Firm)

Tropical malady is comprised of two complementary and distinct halves.  The first half is a love story.  A young soldier, Keng (Banlop Lomnoi), is assigned to patrol the Thai forests, and he falls for a country boy, Tong (Sakda Kaewbuadee), a worker in a rural Thai village's ice plant.  In the second half, that love story has been swallowed by a folk tale, in which the spirit of a man has found its way into the body of a tiger.  A soldier patrols the forest, looking for a villager who has disappeared while a voice-over relates the story of a shaman who has the power to turn himself into a tiger.  Is the soldier Keng?  Is the missing villager -- or, stranger yet, the tiger -- Tong? 1 videodisc (118 min.)

MEDIA 10-1732

 

Umrao jaan 2009, 1981

Muzaffar Ali, Shama Zaidi, Javed Siddique, Rekhad, Mirza Mohammad Hadi Ruswa, Integrated Films, and Shanti Enterprises

Based on a classic Urdu novel, this is a tale of Rekha, a courtesan who was abducted as a child and trained in music and dance. Her performance begin to attract a following to the harem where she works, including the wealthy young Nawab Sultan who is drawn by her beauty and talent. After swapping poetry they embark on a mismatched love affair but when the Nawab attacks another customer who is harassing Umrao, they are forced to separate and she retreats to the comforts of her childhood friend. 1 videodisc (122 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2648

 

Umrao Jaan Umarava Jana = Umra'o Jan Ada 2006

J. P Dutta, Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sunil Shetty, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Annu Malik, Mirza Mohammad Hadi Ruswa,  Adlabs (Firm), and J. P. Films (Firm)

Story of the life of a courtesan in 19th century Lucknow. When Umrao Jaan decides not to dance for people any longer, she finds it difficult to escape from the world she lives in. 2 videodiscs (188 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2605

 

The untouchable L'intouchable c2007

Marc Barbae, Beno it Jacquot, Isild Le Besco, Baerangaere Bonvoisin, and Mongrel Media

Jeanne is a young actress living in France, busy rehearsing the play her lover is directing. On her birthday, Jeanne's mother delivers some shocking news-- her father is Indian, a Hindu her mother met while traveling. An "untouchable", her mother says. This leads Jeanne on a profound journey to India in search of the father she has never known. 1 videodisc (82 min.)

MEDIA 10-2147

 

Utsav 2004, 1984

Girish Raghunath Karnad, Krishna Basrur, Rekha, Shashi Kapoor, Shekhar Suman, Film Valas, and Eagle Home Entertainment (Firm)

Celebration of the 4th century love affair between the Brahmin merchant Charudatt and the courtesan Vasantsena; set among the architectural monuments of Karnataka and Bharatpur. 1 videodisc (138 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3117

 

Vaastu shastra  2004

Sourabh Usha Narang,  Charu Dutt Acharya, Ram Gopal Varma, Sushmita Sen, J. D Chakravarthy, Ahsaas Channa, K Sera Sera (Firm), and Elite Films (Firm)

When the Rao family move into their new bungalow, they discover that there is an evil and menacing presence. 1 videodisc (106 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3163

 

Veer-zaara V ±ra-z  r   = V ±r-z  r 2004

The story of the love between Veer Pratap Singh, an Indian, and Zaara Hayaat Khan, a Pakistani. 2 videodiscs (192 min.)

MEDIA 10-5501

 

Veerana 2009, 1988

Hemant Birje, Sahila Chaddha, Tulsi Ramsay , Shyam Ramsay, Anjali Ramsay, Kanta Ramsay, Sai Om Films (Firm), Mondo Macabro (Firm), and Boum Productions Ltd

Eager to get revenge on the village leader who wronged her, dead witch Nakita possesses the body of the man's gorgeous daughter, who soon trains her seductive powers on throngs of men and then sucks their blood. But the horror may multiply if Nakita achieves her goal of using the host body to reincarnate herself. 1 videodisc (135 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3162

 

Vivah a journey from engagement to marriage 2006

After the demise of her parents, a young girl is taken under the wing of her uncle. When she becomes of age to be married her loving uncle arranges a marriage through a matchmaker and the story unfolds about the engagement and the fortunate falling in love of the young couple. 1 videodisc (ca. 169 min.)

MEDIA 10-5495

 

A Wednesday 2009

Ronnie Screwvala, Anjum Rizvi, Shital Bhatia, Neeraj Pandey, Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, UTV Motion Pictures (India), Friday Filmworks (Firm), Anjum Rizvi Film Co, and Moser Baer Entertainment (Firm)

Tells the story of certain events that unfold between 2 pm and 6 pm on a particular Wednesday in Mumbai. 1 videodiscs (119 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2645

 

The World of Apu Apur sansar c1991 1959

Satyajit Ray, Ravi Shankar, Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Aloke Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherji, Dhiresh Mazumder, Bibhutibhushana Bandyopadhyaya, and Hollywood Select Video (Firm)

The third part of the Apu trilogy.  The shy young man, Apu, is drawn into marriage out of regard for friendship and Hindu custom. He quickly realizes his love for his wife and they are blissfully happy for a year, until she dies in childbirth, leaving him the desolate father of a child. 1 videocassette (ca. 103 min.) :

DANA MEDIA 332 10-2393

 

Zanjeer 200?, 1973

Amitabh Bachchan, Prakash Mehra, Salim Khan, Javed Akhtar, Jaya Bhaduri, Pran, and Om Prakash

This adaptation of the Hollywood crime melodrama to the Hindi entertainment film was a major success for superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who plays a man consumed by the desire for revenge. As a child, Vijay saw his parents murdered by a gunman following his father's release from prison. In adulthood Vijay becomes a police officer who treats criminals as personal enemies: he breaks the law while ostensibly upholding it. He threatens the criminal activities of a highly respectable business who trades in illicit liquor. Vijay forms what amounts to a homoerotic relationship with an honest Pathan, Sher Khan, but according to codes of Indian destana (male friendship) the relationship cannot be acknowledged as homosexual. Vijay's masculinity is affirmed in action scenes and through his relationship with Mala, a knife grinder. 1 videodisc (140 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2628

 

Zibahkhana Hell's ground 2008, 2007

A group of friends on their way to a concert, run out of gas in a mysterious forest, only to find themselves being chased by a group of rotting zombies. 1 videodisc (78 min.)

MEDIA 10-4568

 

Zindagi na milegi dobara 2011

Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Shankar Ehsaan Loy (Musical group), Eros International (Firm), and Excel Entertainment (Firm)

"Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their number becomes engaged"--IMDb. 2 videodiscs (154 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3410

India and South Asia

Aandhi Andhi 1999

J. Om Prakash, Gulazara, Sucitra Sena, and Sanjeev Kumar

Arti's political career drives a wedge in her marriage with J.K., who is very averse to political activity. They remain emotionally attached although physically distant, until she happens to be staying at a hotel under J.K.'s management, during her campaign travels, and they reconnect. 1 videodisc (160 min.) :

MEDIA 10-183

 

Abhimaan Abhimana 2004

Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Pawan Kumar, Susheela Kamat, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Amiya Art International, Mohan Studios, Rajkamal Studios, Chandivli Studios, and Sky Entertainment (Firm)

The story of a very popular singer who marries a village girl with a beautiful voice. When she becomes more popular than her husband, he is overcome with envy and the marriage is in trouble. 1 videodisc (180 min.) :

MEDIA 10-981

 

The Adversary 199-?

Nepal Dutt, Ashim Dutt, Satyajit Ray, Sunil Gangopadhyaya, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Joyshree Roy, Krshna Basu, and Kalyan Chatterjee

The story of a young Indian whose education was stopped by the death of his father when almost through medical school and his attempts to find a job, cope with personal and family problems, and how the political, social and economic aspects of Indian life affect him, even though he is not a committed revolutionary or politically active. He lives with his family in a crowded apartment in Calcutta. 1 videocassette (110 min.) :

DANA 517

 

Angoor 2002?

Sanjeev Kumar, Moushumi Chatterji, Devan Verma, Dipti Navala, Utpal Datta, Gulazara, Jai Singh, and IndiaWeekly.com

Comedy of twins, based on Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors. 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) :

MEDIA 10-982

 

Ankur The seedling / [presented by] Blaze Film Enterprises ; produced by Mohan J. Bijlani, Freni M. Variava ; story, scenario, direction, Shyam Benegal 2000

Mohan J Bijlani, Freni M Variava, Shyam Benegal, Vanraj Bhatia, and Shabana Azmi

Values clash as loyalties are tried and tested in a rural Indian setting. Class conflict of the idle-rich landowning class against toiling peasants is dramatized in a brief extra-marital liaison between an attractive village laborer and her young employer. 1 videodisc (125 min.) :

MEDIA 10-181

 

Aparajito The Unvanquished 1991, 1957

Edward Harrison, Satyajit Ray, Smaran Ghosal, Ramani Sen Gupta, Pinaki Sen Gupta, Karuna Bannerjee, Kanu Banerji , Ravi Shankar, and Bibhutibhushana Bandyopadhyaya

Second part of the Apu trilogy, the chronicle of a Bengali family. Apu's father brings his family to Benares but gets sick and dies. His mother must work as a cook while young Apu begins to train for the priesthood and wins a scholarship to the University of Calcutta. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

DANA 275

 

Arth 199?

Mahesh Bhatt, Kuljit Pal, Shabana Azmi, Smita Patila, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raj Kiran, and Rohini Hattangady

Inder Malhotra, a fashionable film-maker, is married to Pooja when he starts an affair with film star, Kavita. Pooja leaves him and experiences the social insecurities of a single working woman. Her dilemmas are highlighted by the parallel story of her cleaning lady who, abandoned by her husband, kills him and is arrested. Kavita, who suffers from guilt, eventually succumbs to schizophrenia and leaves Inder. 1 videocassette (ca. 131 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5691

 

Asoka c2001

Saket Chaudhary, Santosh Sivan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Danny Denzongpa, Ruhul Dev, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Gerson da Cunha, Umesh Mehra, Subhashini, Suraj Balaje, Ajit Kumar, Arclightz (Firm), FilmS (Firm), and  First Look Home Entertainment

Story of one man's journey from a monarch to a monk. 1 videodisc (150 min.) :

MEDIA 10-912

 

Awara c2000

Raja Kapura, Nargis Dutt, Prthviraja Kapura, Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, Vasudeva Purushottama Sathe, Shailendra, Shankar Jaikishan (Musical group), R.K. Films, and Yash Raj Films

Renowned judge Raghunath sentences an innocent man on the conviction that a criminal's son would end up as a criminal. His blind belief is put to test when he is estranged from his wife and son Raj who in turn grows up to become a petty thief. The only bright spot in Raj's deprived childhood was his school friend Rita whom he meets once again many years later. Rita is now a young lawyer and the ward of Judge Raghunath. The childhood friendship blossoms into love. Raghunath, who is suspicious of the young man finds his suspicions well founded when Raj steals a necklace from him to gift to Rita on her birthday. Raj's attempts to reform and win back Rita's trust are thwarted by society and he finally ends up in court on the charge of attempting to murder Judge Raghunath. Rita defends him and Raghunath finds himself forced to question his own beliefs when he discovers that the accused criminal is his "own son.". 1 videodisc

MEDIA 10-333

 

Bandit Queen 1995

Shekhar Kapur, Sundeep S Bedi, Seema Biswas, Mala Sen, Nirmal Pandey, and Manoj Bajpai

A dramatization of the life story of the female dacoit, Phoolan Devi. "Born of low caste in the Chambal River Valley of India, 11-year-old Phoolan is sold into marriage with a man 20 years her senior. She escapes and falls in with a pack of ruthless bandits but the male-dominated gang comes with its own set of brutal humiliations, and Phoolan must struggle to rise above a culture determined to bring her down, in a bloody coup that electrified a nation"--Container. 1 videocassette (120 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3300

 

Bawandar Sandstorm c2000

Vinod Doshi, Jag Mundhra, Jag Mohan, Gaurang Doshi, Nandita Das, Raghuvir Yadav, Dipti Navala, Smriti Pictures Production, Eros Multimedia (Europe), and Eros International (Firm)

A story of a woman who is gang-raped by upper cast men in her village when she speaks up against the prevalent custom of child marriages. She decides to look for justice and from a rape victim becomes a rape activist. 1 videodisc (165 min.)

MEDIA 10-401

 

Bhumika The Role 2000

Shyam Benegal, Smita Patila, Anant Nag, Amrish Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Amol Palekar, Bi. Vhi Karanta, and Hansa Wadkar

A drama based on the autobiography of the Marathi/Hindi actress Hansa Wadkar. Usha is taught music by her grandmother and eventually becomes an actress, a trajectory inflected by the four men she meets at various points in her life: her husband Keshav, narcissistic male co-star Rajan, effete filmmaker Sunil Verma, and the landowner Kale whose second wife she eventually becomes. Many aspects of the story allow the question of women's oppression to be raised,although Usha seems to end up identifying herself with self-sacrifice, defeated by the patriarchal mores that have weighed on her since childhood. 1 videodisc (142 min.) :

MEDIA 10-206

 

Bombay Bombayi c2000

Mani Rathnam, S Sriram, Jhamu Sughand, Arvind Swami, Manisha Koirala, Amitabh Bachchan Corporation, Aalayam Productions, Eros International (Firm), and B4U (Firm)

A romance occurs between a south Indian Hindu man and a Muslim woman. They marry against family wishes and move to Bombay. The time period of the film is set in the December 1992-January 1993 period when the "Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid" controversy had raised racial tensions in Bombay (and other parts of India). 1 videodisc (130 min.)

MEDIA 10-231

 

Brick lane c2009

Alison Owen, Chris Collins, Abi Morgan, Laura Jones, Sarah Gavron, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson, Monica Ali, Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), FilmFour (Firm), Ingenious Film Partners (Firm), UK Film Council, Ruby Films (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Nazneen is a young Bangladeshi woman who arrives in London during the 1980s. She leaves behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. In a loveless marriage to the middle aged Chanu, she feels trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London. She begins to fear that her soul is quietly dying. Meanwhile, her sister Hasina, continues to live a carefree life back in Bangladesh. Nazneen struggles to accept her lifestyle and tries to keep her head down in spite of life's blows. She soon discovers that life cannot be avoided and she is forced to confront life the day that the hotheaded young Karim comes knocking at her door. 1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1400

 

Cyclo c1997

Christophe Rossignon, Anh Hůng Trân, Van Loc Lę, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Nu Yęn-Khę Tran, Productions Lazennec, Lumiere (Firm), Sept Cinéma (Firm), SFP cinéma (Firm), Studio Canal+, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

In the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, a young cyclo (pedicab driver) transports anonymous passengers through the teeming streets, trying to eke out a meager living for his two sisters and elderly grandfather. 1 videocassette (123 min.)

MEDIA 2-7639

 

Daman 2005

Kalpana LLajmi, Raveena Tandon, Sayaji Shinde, Sanjay Suri, India, Dept. of Family Welfare, and Video Sound (Firm)

Durga, a meek wife, endures constant physical and psychological abuse from her husband, Sanjay. He rapes her and she bears a daughter, who he refuses to acknowledge because he will only accept a son. Durga finds the strength of the Goddess Durga, whose name she bears, to protect her daughter from Sanjay. 1 videodisc (121 min.)

MEDIA 10-702

 

Devi, the goddess 1986?, 1961

Satyajit Ray, Edward Harrison, Subhrata Mitra, Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee, Sharmila Tagore, Soumitra Chatterjee, Karuna Bannerjee, and Chhabi Biswas

The father-in-law of Daya, a ravishingly beautiful young Bengalese girl, becomes convinced that she is a reincarnation of the Hindu goddess Kali. As a result, Daya is then pressured into submitting to a worship that she is powerless to control. 1 videocassette (89 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1963

 

Dhund 199-?

Sanjay Khan, Zeenat Aman, Danny Byrne, Navin Nischol, Mandan Puri, B. R Chopra, Ashok Kumar, Padma Khanna, and Ravi

A love-triangle suspense film. The heroine (Aman) is married to a vicious, crippled tyrant who is killed in the beginning of the film. Aman and her secret lover (Khan) are the prime suspects. Their story is shown in flashbacks alternating with the progress of the police investigation. In the end, another man confesses to the crime: the old tyrant had raped the man's wife. 1 videocassette (120 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6216

 

Dhund The fog 199-?

Shyam Ramsay, Yashovardhan Tyagi, Amar Upadhyay, Aditi Govitrikar, Apoorva Agnihotri, and Divya Palat

A suspenseful drama of murder and mystery. 1 videocassette (ca. 120 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6216

 

Dil se-- c2000

Mani Rathnam, Shah Rukh Khan, Manisha Koirala, and Eros International (Firm)

Romantic drama set in an atmosphere of political turbulence; incorporates fantasy sequences of dance and song. 1 videodisc (165 min.)

MEDIA 10-232

 

Distant thunder 1974

Satyajit Ray, Sarbani Bhattacharya, Bibhuti Bhusan Bannerji, Soumitra Chatterjee, Romesh Mukerji, Sandhya Roy, and Gobinda Chakravarty

An award-winning dramatization of World War II famine in India. As the government requisitions the civilian food supply for its armies, the common man starves. To eat he is reduced to an animal--a doctor must humble himself, a peasant turn to prostitution. 1 videocassette (100 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2733

 

Fire 2000

Deepa Mehta, Bobby Bedi, Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, New Yorker Films, Trial by Fire Films (Firm), Zeitgeist Films, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

In a barren, arranged marriage to an amateur swami who seeks enlightenment through celibacy, Radha's life takes an irresistible turn when her beautiful young sister-in-law seeks to free herself from the confines of her own loveless marriage and [falls] into the supple embrace of Radha."--Container. 1 videodisc (108 min.) :

MEDIA      MEDIA 10-1014       2-5246

 

Genesis 1986

Mrinal Sen, Mohit Chattopadhya, Surendra P Singh, Umashankar Pathik, Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, and Samaresh Basu

The story of two men who left civilization after a famine to live in a desolate land. They were later joined by a woman who had left the land of the floods after everyone including her son had died. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5441

 

Hari-Bhari Fertility 2004

Shyam Benegal, Raj Pius, Shama Zaidi, Priya Chandrasekar, Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Rajit Kapur, Maya Govind, Vanraj Bhatia, Video Sound (Firm), India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and National Film Development Corporation of India

The story of five women of a Shaikh Muslim Landholding family: a grandmother, her daughter, her two daughter-in-laws, and a grand-daughter. Each woman faces a crisis that helps develop an awareness of female health problems and their rights over their own bodies. 1 videodisc (134 min.)

MEDIA 10-777

 

The home and the world 1986, 1984

Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Chatterjee, Victor Banerjee, Swatilekha Chatterjee, and Rabindranath Tagore

A woman falls in love with her husband's boyhood friend and his political ideals. 1 videocassette (130 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1889

 

Hrishikesh Mukherhee's chupke chupke Cupake cupake 2001

Hrishikesh Mukherjee, N. C Sippy, Rupam Pictures Pvt. Ltd, and Shemaroo Video (Firm)

Parimal, a professor of botany, has never met his new brother-in-law, Raghav. He decides to play a practical joke by getting himself hired as Raghav's driver. Complications arise as one of Parimal's friends starts to impersonate Parimal and Raghav thinks his sister is having an affair with "the driver.". 1 videodisc (ca. 140 min.) :

MEDIA 10-986

 

Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Alaap Alapa 200-

N. C Sippy, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Sanjeev Kumar, Bollywood Entertainment, and Apollo Video (Firm)

The film focuses on the life of a young man who has studied classical music and returns to his family in rural India, who are all devoted to music as well, to continue the tradition. 1 videodisc (ca. 133 min.) :

MEDIA 10-987

 

Khamosh pani Silent waters 2004

Sabiha Sumar, Sachithanandam Sathananthan, Paromita Vohra, Kiron Kher, Aamir Ali Malik, Arshad Mahmud, Vidhi Films, and First Run/Icarus Films

It is 1979 and Pakistan is embracing nationalism through its Islamic identity. Widowed Ayesha lives in Charkhi, Punjab with her son Saleem, who joins a group of fundamentalists. When a group of Sikh pilgrims come to town, the family's faith comes into question. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-661

 

Khamoshi 2000

Asit Sen, Hemant Kumar Mukherjee, Ashutosh Mukherjee, Rajesh Khanna, Waheeda Rehman, and Dharmedra

The nurse Radha has to pretend to fall in love with her male patients, as part of the therapy in a mental asylum. The first time she does this, she actually falls in love, and is devastated when her cured patient merely thanks her and leaves to marry his fiancee. When it threatens to happen once again, with her second patient, the nurse goes insane. 1 videodisc (121 min.) :

MEDIA 10-197

 

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer 1987

Henry Hathaway, Francis Yeats-Brown, Gary Cooper, Franchot Tone, Waldemar Young, Achmed Abdullah, Adolph Zukor, Louis D Lighton, and John L Balderston

Adventure film set in India with Cooper as the leader of crack troops fighting the Afghans at the Khyber Pass. 1 videocassette (110 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2755

 

Lucia 1992

Mel Chionglo, Lolita Rodriguez, Gina Alajar, Suzette Ranillo, Elvira Baldomero, Lino Brocka, and P. L Firstbrook

A dramatization based on factual conditions in which a Filipino woman and her family leave their fishing village after an oil spill and move to the ghettos outside Manila.  There the woman struggles to keep her family together amidst terrorism, crime and corruption, and attempts to prevent her children from falling prey to the dangerous allures of the city's night life. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5275

 

Madhumati 2006

Bimal Roy, Dilip Kumar, Vyjayantimala, Pran, Johnny Walker, Salila Caudhur?i, Bimal Roy Productions, and Shemaroo Video (Firm)

1 videodisc (164 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1735

 

Mahabharat 198-?

B. R Chopra, Ravi Chopra, Raahai Maasauma Razaa, and Harish Bhimani

Tells the story of the descendants of King Bharata, two families who lived in northern India, perhaps about 1200 B.C. The Pandava brothers lose their kingdom to their Kaurava cousins and engage in a mighty struggle to win it back. Many lives are lost in the conflict. The story illustrates the futility of war. Some of the heroes are taken from history, and some represent human ideals and gods. 24 videocassettes (ca. 4360 min.) :

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Mai's America 2002

Marlo Poras

A Vietnamese teenager gets the chance to study in the United States. Expecting Hollywood, she instead lands in rural Mississippi. She discovers that "America" is both less and far more than she bargained for. 1 videocassette (72 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6168

 

Mammo 2002?

Khalid Mohamed, Shyam Benegal, Farida Jalal, Surekha Sikri, Amit Phalke, Doordarshan (Television station : New Delhi, India), National Film Development Corporation of India, and Sky Entertainment (Firm)

Mammo is a middle-aged woman from Pakistan who goes to India to visit her sister. Her sister is aged and lives with her grandson. The film deals with the relationships that develop between the two sisters and between Mammo and the adolescent boy, while also examining the issues regarding the tension between Pakistan and India. 1 videodisc (120 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1739

 

Mandi market place 2000

Shyam Benegal, Freni M Variava, Lalit M Bijlani, Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patila, Amrish Puri, Om Puri, and Saeed Jaffery

The story of a whore house in a remote town which becomes the bone of contention between political and business interests. 1 videodisc (158 min.) :

MEDIA 10-198

 

Matir moina Clay bird 2006

Tareka Masuda, Kyatharina Masuda, Nurul Islam Bablu, Russell Farazi, Jayanto Chattopadhyay, Rokeya Prachy, MK2 Productions, Audiovision Productions, Milestone Film & Video, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Set against the backdrop of Pakistan during the turbulent 1960s, a family is ripped apart by religious beliefs and civil war. A young boy from Bangladesh is sent away by his Muslim father to a Madrasah. He struggles to adapt to a harsh monastic life. 1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1017

 

Mirch Masala Spices 1990

Maurice Kanbar, Ketan Mehta, Shafi Hakim, Smita Patila, Nasseruddin Shah, Om Puri, Sureshi Oberoi, and Dipti Navala

Set in the 1940's, this film explores an Indian community's reaction to an oppressed, impoverished woman's plight involving British colony tax collectors. 1 videocassette (98 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-2662 2-5059

 

Mitti c2000

Ferdous Ahmed, Sharbani Mukherjee, Rani Rajkumar, Iquab al a Durr?an?i, Salim, H. M Ishaque, Eros International (Firm), and 786 Aftab Pictures P. Ltd

A villager comes to Calcutta to get medical care for his father, and is drawn into a bloody feud with the city's criminal mastermind. 1 videodisc (155 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1761

 

Mohra 1995?

Gulshan Rai, Rajiv Rai, Naseeruddin Shah, Akshay Kumar, and Sunil Shetty

Police-criminal action drama. 1 videocassette (177 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5720

 

Monsoon wedding 2002, 2001

Mira Nair, Caroline Baron, Sabrina Dhawan, Naseeruddin Shah,  Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shetty, Vijay Raaz, Tilotama Shome, Vasundhara Das, and Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Shot in New Delhi in 30 days, this film about a Punjabi wedding brings out all the frenzy and frolic, the loyalties, filial bonds and friendships, along with skeletons in the cupboard associated with such family events. 1 videodisc (115 min.) :

MEDIA 10-141

 

Mother India 2000?

Mehboob Khan, Nargis Dutt, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar, L. a. l. Kanhaiya, Jilloo Maa,  Mehboob Productions, Ltd, and Eros International (Firm)

Depicts, through one woman's life from marriage to old age, the joys and tragedies of village life in rural India. 1 videodisc (163 min.)

MEDIA 10-338

 

Mr. and Mrs. Iyer c2004

Rahul Bose, Konkona Sensharma, Bhisham Sahani, Surekha Sikri, Sunil Makherjee, Esha Chauhan, Aparna Sen, Madhu Entertainment & Media Pvt. Ltd, Rainbow Films (Firm), and Triplecom Media (Firm)

A Muslim wildlife photograher and a married south Indian Brahmin are thrown together during on a bus journey when they find themselves in a middle of a Muslim riot. Their conventional beliefs are challenged and their lives are changed. 1 videodisc (120 min.)

MEDIA 10-413

 

Mr. & Mrs. 55 2000

Gurudatta, Madhubala, Lalita Pawar, and Johnny Walker

Anita must marry quickly to inherit her father's estate.  Her aunt, the authoritarian champion of women's rights, plots to find a needy bachelor who will marry Anita for money and divorce her immediately afterwards. A poor but lovable scrounger and cartoonist, Preetam Kumar, agrees to the plan but he and Anita then fall in love. Persuaded by Seeta Devi, Preetam eventually goes through with the divorce and even furnishes faked photographs compromising himself. When Anita discovers the truth, she and Preetam decide to stay together. 1 videodisc (103 min.) :

MEDIA 10-196

 

Můi đu đu xanh L'odeur de la papaye verte = The scent of green papaya 1995

Anh Hung Trân, Nu Yęn-Khę Tran, Anh Hoa Nguyen, Christopher Rossignon, and Thi Loc Truong

Set in 1950s Saigon, this film is about a young country girl who joins a family as their servant and develops an enduring but secret attachment to a friend of the eldest son. 1 videocassette (104 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 485 2-2860

 

Para perintis kemerdekaan Pioneers of freedom 1999?, c1980

Asrul Sani, Andi Azhar, Hamka, Mutiara Sani, Marlia Hardi, Cok Simbara, PT. Tati & Sons Jaya Film, and Between Three Worlds Video

Set in the 1920's, this film tells the story of one women in a complex political world, where issues of religious reform and women's rights are connected with anti-colonialism and social revolution. 1 videocassette (121 min.)

MEDIA 2-6785

 

Pather panchali Song of the road 1989?

Satyajit Ray, Subir Banerjee, Ranki Banerjee, Uma Dasgupta, Karuna Bannerjee, Kanu Banerji, Chunibal Devi, and Bibhutibhushana Bandyopadhya

First part of the Apu Trilogy, Satyajit Ray's epic chronicle of a Bengali family and the boy Apu. The story deals with the family's life in their ancestral village as the father struggles to eke out a living. 1 videocassette (112 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1282

 

The river 2005, 1951

Jean Renoir, Rumer Godden, Kenneth McEldowney, Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight, Patricia Walters, Adrienne Corri, Radha Burnier, Arthur Shields, Suprova Mukerjee, Oriental International Films, Theatre Guild, Janus Films, Criterion Collection (Firm), British Broadcasting Corporation, and Doordarshan (Television station : New Delhi, India)

The film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the holy Bengal River in India, around which their daily lives unfold. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-863

 

Roja 1992, 2000

Mani Rathnam, Fatehchand H Shah, Babu Bhai H Shah, Anjawaliben K Shah, A. R Rahman, Arvind Swami, Madhoo, Hansa Pictures (Firm), and  Bollywood Entertainment Inc

An Indian police officer, expert in computers and cryptography, comes to a South Indian village in search of a bride. He marries the younger sister of his original intended. Immediately after the wedding he is posted to embattled Kashmir. Just as the newlyweds are getting acquainted and beginning to fall in love, he is kidnapped by Kashmiri separatists. Delicate negotiations ensue, with his wife pleading with officials to recover her husband. 1 videodisc

MEDIA 10-233

 

Rudaali 2004, 1993

Kalpana Lajmi, Ravi Gupta, Ravi Malik, Raakhee, Dimple Kapadia, Amjad Khan, Raj Babbar, Video Sound (Firm), and National Film Development Corporation of India

A social drama emphasizing conventions of social roles and narrative development through conflict and cathartic resolution of a woman who becomes a "Rudaali" i.e. a professional mourner. 1 videodisc (120 min.)

MEDIA 10-696

India and South Asia (continued)

Salaam Bombay! 2002

Shafiq Syed, Hansa Vithal, Chandra Sharma, Mira Nair, Sooni Taraporevala, Mitch Epstein, MGM Home Entertainment Inc, Film Four International, NHDC-Doordarshan, Cadrage S.A. (Firm), La S.E.P.T, and Channel Four (Great Britain)

Krisha, a ten year old boy, has been abandoned in Bombay by his mother. He tries to earn money to go home while he lives in the streets. 1 videodisc (116 min.)

MEDIA 10-773

 

Satyam shivam sundaram 2002

Raja Kapura, Shashi Kapoor, Zeenat Aman, Padmini Kolhapure, Narendra Sharma, Anand Bakshi, Vithalbhai Patel, and Jainendra Jain

A man, enthralled with his wife's singing, struggles to overcome his revulsion at her hidden disfigurement. 1 videodisc (ca. 160 min.) :

MEDIA 10-182

 

Subarna rekha The golden line 200-

Ritwikkumar Ghatak, Jhunhunwala Radheshyam, Abhi Bhattacharya, Satindra Bhattacharya, Indrani Chakraborty, Madhabi Mukherjee, J. J. Films (Firm), Maxtech Entertainment (Firm), and Shiva Films Ltd

Ishwar and his sister, Seeta, go to Calcutta to look for work. There, they meet the orphan, Abhiram, and take him into their family. Ishwar finds work at a steel mill and raises the two children there. When Seeta and Abhiram grow up, they fall in love, marry, and move into the city. Communication dwindles between Ishwar and the couple, so when Abhiram dies in an accident and Seeta turns to prostitution to survive, Ishwar has no idea what has happened until it is too late. 1 videodisc (124 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1737

 

Sud sanaeha Blissfully yours 2007

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Eric Chan, Charles de Meaux, Kanokporn Tongaram, O. o. Min, Jenjira Jansuda, Kick the Machine (Firm), La-Ong Dao (Firm), Anna Sanders Films (Firm), and Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm)

The story of illegal Burmese immigrants and a love affair that begins during a picnic on the Thai-Burmese border. 1 videodisc (125 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1745

 

Syndromes and a century 2007, c2006

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Jittinee Rasmitat, Nantarat Sawaddikul, Jaruchai Iamaram, Sophon Pukanok, Jenjira Pongpas, Arkanae Cherkam, Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm), and Kick the Machine Films (Firm)

Story about director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's parents who were both doctors, and the director's memories about growing up in the hospital environment. 1 videodisc (105 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1738

 

A Tale of love 1995

T. Minh-Ha Trinh, Jean-Paul Bourdier, M. a. i. Hu ynh, Juliette Chen, Dominic Overstreet, Mai Le Ho, and Kieu Loan

A film loosely inspired by the Tale of Kieu, an early 19th century Vietnamese poem in which a martyred woman sacrifies herself for the good of her family. This film, set in America, portrays the Vietnamese immigrant experience through Kieu, a writer who sends money to her family in Vietnam by working for a woman's magazine. As she works on an article about the legacy of the Tale of Kieu, she comes to understand how the poem resonates in her own life. In the end, overcoming the sorrows of love and exile is, for Kieu, to reinvent both herself and the 200-year-old poem. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3181

 

Theeviravaathi The Terrorist 2000

Sri Rama, Abhijit Joshi, Shree Prasad, Santosh Sivan, Ravi Deshpande, Vijay Deveshwar, Ayesha Dharker, Vishnu Vardhan, Bhanu Prakash, and K Krishna

In a story inspired by the events surrounding the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Ghandi, a suicide bomber examines her emotions and finds herself in a psychological divide as she contemplates her future. 1 videodisc (95 mins.) :

MEDIA 10-84

 

"A throw of dice" a romance of India  2008, 1929

Franz Osten, W. A Burton, Niranjan Pal, S?it?a Dev?i, C h aru R?acya, Himansu Rai, aSarada Gupt?a, Nitin Sawhney, Fandango (Production company), British Film Institute, and Kino International Corporation

Inspired by the gambling episode in the ancient Hindu epic the Mahabharata, this rare classic of silent cinema tells of two kings who share a passion for reckless gambling, and for the same woman. A throw of dice is the third film in a pioneering trilogy of silent films made through a unique partnership between German director Franz Osten and Indian actor-producer Himansu Rai. 1 videodisc (74 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1401

 

Tropical malady c2005

Charles de Meaux, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Banlop Lomnoi, Sakd?a K??ob?uad?i, Anna Sanders Films (Firm), TIFA (Firm), Downtown Pictures, Thoke+Moebius Film (Firm), Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm), RAI Cinema (Firm), and Fabrica Cinema (Firm)

Tropical malady is comprised of two complementary and distinct halves.  The first half is a love story.  A young soldier, Keng (Banlop Lomnoi), is assigned to patrol the Thai forests, and he falls for a country boy, Tong (Sakda Kaewbuadee), a worker in a rural Thai village's ice plant.  In the second half, that love story has been swallowed by a folk tale, in which the spirit of a man has found its way into the body of a tiger.  A soldier patrols the forest, looking for a villager who has disappeared while a voice-over relates the story of a shaman who has the power to turn himself into a tiger.  Is the soldier Keng?  Is the missing villager -- or, stranger yet, the tiger -- Tong? 1 videodisc (118 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1732

 

Two daughters 1996?

Satyajit Ray, Rabindranath Tagore, Anil Chatterji, Aparna Das Gupta, Chandana Bannerji, and Soumitra Chatterjee

Two stories "The Post office" and "Samapti" express the hungers, pains and joys of youth in terms of compassionate understanding and truth. The "Post office" a new postmaster is taken care of by an orphan girl. In "Samapti" a student returns home to his village to find his mother has arranged a marriage for him. 1 videocassette (115 min.) :

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The World of Apu Apur sansar 1991

Satyajit Ray, Ravi Shankar, Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Aloke Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherji, Dhiresh Mazumder, and Bibhutibhushana Bandyopadhyaya

The third part of the Apu trilogy.  The shy young man, Apu, is drawn into marriage out of regard for friendship and Hindu custom. He quickly realizes his love for his wife and they are blissfully happy for a year, until she dies in childbirth, leaving him the desolate father of a child. 1 videocassette (ca. 103 min.) :

DANA 332

India and South Asia - New This Year

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