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Swami  (1977 - Hindi)

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    Abhishek Khare

    By Abhishek Khare(07 Apr 2008)

    Mini (Shabana Azmi) is a bright village girl with academic ambitions and an appetite for literature and philosophy. Her intellectual uncle (Utpal Dutt) indulges her brainy bent, encouraging her studies and running interference between Mini and her mother (Sudha Shivpuri), a pious widow whose only concern is to see Mini married, and quickly. Mini has a nascent love affair with her neighbor Narendra (Vikram), the zamindar's son, a student in Calcutta who on his frequent visits brings her Victorian literature, listens raptly to her discourse, and is bold enough to kiss her opportunistically when they are caught together in a rainstorm. Circumstances conspire against Mini and Narendra, though, and soon Mini finds herself married against her wishes to a wheat trader Ganshyam (Girish Karnad) from a neighboring village. Plunged into despair, Mini struggles to become accustomed to life in her unwanted marriage and her new home, where Ganshyam's stepmother seems to favor Mini's sisters-in-law and where her new husband treats her with a patience that she finds perplexing.

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    Abhishek Khare

    By Abhishek Khare(07 Apr 2008)

    Swami feels like an artier version of Hum dil de chuke sanam; though it differs in the details, the basic elements are quite similar: A spunky but fundamentally immature young woman» read more

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    Abhishek Khare

    By Abhishek Khare(07 Apr 2008)

    After Mini's marriage, Swami bumps off the rails a bit. It's somewhat interesting to see Ganshyam tolerating her sullen, withdrawn behavior, and once she starts to appreciate his extraordinary» read more

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    Abhishek Khare

    By Abhishek Khare(07 Apr 2008)

    a spirited, intelligent young woman follow her heart and trust it to lead her to the right place? Or should she submit to her duty, and trust that doing so will lead her to the right» read more