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Expectation

Aparoopa

Directed by Jahnu Barua
India, 1982
Drama

Synopsis

Set in the tea plantations of Assam in northeast India: a young woman has married a wealthy man whom her father owes money. The monotony of her days is broken by the arrival a childhood friend.

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Expectation Directed by Jahnu Barua

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  • Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Expectation

    3.5. Bears such resemblance to Satyajit Ray's Coward as to be a loose remake, but rookie Barua's film has interesting variations: its lonely wife is more assertive, giving vent to the frustrations and yearnings that only play across Coward actress Madhabi Mukherjee's face; it has a gallery of supporting characters where The Coward is only three; and Barua wants a new ending. Sweet and pretty, but Barua is no Ray.