Today is Shashi Kapoor’s birthday so check out the movie Kalyug produced by him and directed by Shyam Benegal. Its a modern day adaptation of Mahabharata set against two rival business families. It won Best Film at the Filmfare Awards. It was nominated for a Golden Prize at the 1981 Moscow International Film Festival.
Synopsis: The film is tale of intrigue, plots and the inevitable war between the two families. Ramchand and Bhishamchand were two pioneering brothers in business. Bhishamchand, a lifelong bachelor brought up the two sons of Ramchand on his demise. He also gave the family business a firm foundation. Khubchand (Vinod Doshi) the elder son of Ramchand begets two sons, Dhanraj (Victor Banerjee) and Sandeep Raj (Akash Khurana). Puranchand, Khubchand’s younger brother had died a few years ago. His three sons are Dharamraj (Raj Babbar), Balraj (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) and Bharatraj (Anant Nag). Another player in the game is Karan (Shashi Kapoor) an orphan brought up by Bhishamchand. A series of events take place that bring the long hidden feud between the two families to light and despite Bhishamchand’s efforts to mediate between the two, the situation gets out of hand and events take a tragic turn. Dhanraj’s men accidentally kill the young son of Balraj and to take revenge Bharatraj murders Karan. Quite a few skeletons from the family cupboard are brought out in the open that only adds to the tensions and hatred. (From Wiki)Tags: A K Hangal Amrish Puri Anant Nag Girish Karnad Govind Nihalani Kalyug Kulbhushan Kharbanda Raj Babbar Rekha Satyadev Dubey Shyam Benegal Supriya Pathak Sushma Seth Tanqeed Film Festival Urmila Victor Banerjee