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Feature FilmReleased Hindi

Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa

Based on a story by Mahasweta Devi, the film captures the human angle of the Naxalite movement in Calcutta of the 1970s, where people are charged with revolutionary fervour against State injustice. Sujata Chatterjee (Jaya Bachchan) is a traditional housewife who receives news of her 22 year old son Brati&amp;rsquo;s (Joy Sengupta) death. She struggles to find the reasons for his death and as she learns about his beliefs, she begins to question the society that her son had rebelled against and her own relationship to it. <p>The film is directed by Govind Nihalani and received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi in 1998.</p>

Release Date
20 Mar 1998
3h 6min
Censor Rating

Cast and Crew

Jaya Bachchan
as Sujata Chatterji
Seema Biswas
as Somu's Mother
Anupam Kher
as Dibyanath Chatterji (Brati's Father)
Joy Sengupta
as Brati Chatterji (Introduced)
Nandita Das
as Nandini Mitra (Introduced)
Milind Gunaji
as Saroj Pal (Police Officer)
Directed by
Govind Nihalani
Written by
Govind Nihalani,
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