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Suddha (The Cleansing Rites)

  • 102 mins
  • 92%
  • All Ages
  • India FlagINIndia
  • 2005
  • Dramas
  • Foreign

The film bangs the last nail on the feudal set up that existed among the Tulu speaking community in coastal Karnataka, South India. It portrays the impact the land ceiling act, a law that gave the rights of ownership to the tillers has had on its social structure. It is the story of modern India – of changing caste equations and a realisation of the reality among the land owning class, albeit a bit late. Though the film is set in a remote village near Mangalore, it could well have happened in any other village elsewhere in India.