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38 Ratings

The Seedling


Directed by Shyam Benegal
India, 1974


In Shyam Benegal’s stunning first narrative feature, the ne’er-do-well son of an absentee landlord is dispatched to oversee his father’s land, whereupon he takes as his mistress the poor housekeeper Lakshmi, igniting a series of devastating complications.

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The Seedling Directed by Shyam Benegal

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  • 張大智's rating of the film The Seedling

    A feast of gorgeous pastel colors, compositions and screaming sitars make this ideally paced, touching film an undisputed masterpiece. The kind of movie that makes you fall in love with something new and wets your appetite for cinema. Can not wait to see more Benegal, and anything available from India's golden age. Nothing but love for this beauty. Highly recommended.

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