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Author Lajmi, Kalpana, 1954-2018, director

Title The mourner / directed by Kalpana Lajmi
Published Honolulu, HI : Asia Pacific Films, 1992
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (115 min.)
Series Asian film online
Asian film online
Summary Sanichari lives alone in a village in Rajasthan, India, working as a bonded laborer. One day, Bhikni, a rudali (professional mourner) comes to stay with Sanichari prior to the death of the local landlord and Sanichari relates her life of miseries to her -- born into a lower caste, Sanichari's father had died shortly after her birth and then her mother had abandoned her to join a traveling performance troupe. However, through all of her misfortunes, her husband's death and the departure of her only son, Sanichari had never shed a tear, with her heart hardened to the harshness of life. Bhikni tries to change that for her by encouraging her to become a rudali, a profession that would give her the money and respect that has so far been out of her reach. Through an unexpected twist of events, Sanichari is transformed. Awards/Festivals: Best Actress, Filmfare Critics' Award; Best Actress and Best Costume Designer, National Film Awards, India; Best Actress and Best Music Director, Asia Pacific Film Festival; Best Actress, Damascus Film Festival; Best Art Director, Singapore Film Festival; International Film Festival of India; San Diego Film Festival; Damascus Film Festival
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Aug. 29, 2013)
Previously released as DVD
This edition in Hindi with English subtitles
Subject Feature films -- India.
Motion pictures -- 1981-1990
Motion pictures, Hindi.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Other Titles Original title: Mourner