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The Boon

  • Film

Time Out says

The boon bestowed on the self-pitying black sheep of a rural Indian family by a gnarled deity is a decidedly mixed blessing: a magic root guaranteeing power at the price of celibacy, and bringing knowledge at the price of tragedy. Benegal's delineation - hardly revelatory - of the community's hopeless subjection to the mutually reinforcing tyranny of religious superstition and the local landowner is similarly a mixed bag of fantasy and realism; its intricately established humanist dilemma is undermined by caricatured villainy.
Written by PT

Release Details

  • Duration:132 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Shyam Benegal
  • Screenwriter:Shyam Benegal
  • Cast:
    • Vanishree
    • Anant Nag
    • Smita Patil
    • Satyadev Dubey
    • Amrish Puri
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