Bandit Queen

Directed by Shekhar Kapur

“The most realistic and politically challenging film ever made about caste.” The Guardian 

Based on the life of Phoolan Devi, India’s most feared outlaw, director Shekhar Kapur’s controversial masterwork is a brutal tale of caste oppression that features a haunting performance by Seema Biswas. With cinematography by the legendary Ashok Mehta, editing by Renu Saluja and a score by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Bandit Queen fuses the Western, melodrama and dacoit (“bandit”) film into a stirring narrative of feminist resistance.

 

Languages:
Assamese and Hindi

Subtitles:
Full English

Duration:
120 minutes

Country of origin:
Great Britain and India

Year of production:
1994

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