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Silkwood – Mike Nichols

Silkwood is a 1983 American directed by Mike Nichols. The screenplay  was inspired by the true-life story of Karen Silkwood, who died in a suspicious car accident while investigating alleged wrongdoing at the Plutonium plant where she worked. Karen Silkwood … Continue reading

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Kanchivaram- a period film is a 2008 Tamil drama directed by Priyadarshan

South Indian movies have also dealt with the issue of labour and their plight at various occasions. Kanchivaram is a film that throws light on the helplessness of the working class in the grip of a heartless feudal system. It … Continue reading

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Cinema and Labour

Namak haram in 1973 is considered as one of the top films of the era to have explored the theme of labour relations and trade union Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee the film stars Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha.The … Continue reading

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Indian Cinema and Labour

Labourers, their daily struggle and their socio-political struggles has been an inspiration for film makers the world over since the beginning of cinema. Indian cinema is a great example of cinema as the mirror to the changing society. In the … Continue reading

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