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      Sandstorm

      2001 2h 5m Drama List
      Reviews 100% Audience Score 100+ Ratings In this fact-based film, journalist Amy (Laila Rouass) travels to an Indian desert village, aiming to expose some corrupt practices in the area. Eventually, she interviews Saanvri (Nandita Das), a local women's rights activist who tells her that angry locals attacked her husband, Sohan (Raghuvir Yadav). Saanvri seeks justice and is helped by Amy, social worker Shobha Devi (Deepti Naval) and lawyer Chauhan (Gulshan Grover), but in the corrupt and sexist village, this won't be easy. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member I saw this film at Cinequest film festival. I w's amazing, I was able to meet the director and the actress who starred. I still remember even though it's been so many years since I saw it. I actually saw it two times at the festival, the second time with my daughter Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member A WOMAN'S STRENGTH IS HER LOVE ( IF HE LOVES HER)...VICE VERSE Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Nandita Das is definitely a "go-to" actress for difficult and controversial roles, and I greatly admire her for this. This movie is not a "commercial" type of movie...I suppose it is described as a "social" movie in that it addresses social issues, in this case rape, child marriages, and governmental corruption. These are not exactly topics for a typical Friday night date movie! I would recommend these two Nandita Das films (5 stars, in my opinion): 1947 Earth (Hindi) and Before the Rains (English). These are still serious movies, though. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Absolutely phenomenal! As usual, Nandita contines to impress with such compelling perfomances, deep social content in her movies, and humble Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member great. there was a show too on this. on sony. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member A very accurate story of the fight for women's rights in Hindu caste systems in Rajisthan, India. Nandita Das plays a powerful role with diversity - vulnerabiliity and power all at the same time. Brilliant. Sadly banned in India :( Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In this fact-based film, journalist Amy (Laila Rouass) travels to an Indian desert village, aiming to expose some corrupt practices in the area. Eventually, she interviews Saanvri (Nandita Das), a local women's rights activist who tells her that angry locals attacked her husband, Sohan (Raghuvir Yadav). Saanvri seeks justice and is helped by Amy, social worker Shobha Devi (Deepti Naval) and lawyer Chauhan (Gulshan Grover), but in the corrupt and sexist village, this won't be easy.
      Director
      Jag Mundhra
      Producer
      Gaurang Doshi, Jag Mundhra
      Screenwriter
      Ashok Mishra, Jag Mundhra, Sudha Arora
      Production Co
      Smriti Pictures
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Hindi
      Runtime
      2h 5m
      Sound Mix
      Surround