Nishant was a classic film from most senior director Shyam Benagal, it was released in 1975. He received National award for this movie. Nasiruddin Shah, Amrish Puri, Shabana Azmi and Smita patil are the lead role in the movie.


Zamindaar (Amrish Puri) is a powerful man in a small village, no one abstracts to his word. He and his brothers will do any thing for their own happiness. But the younger brother Vishwam never involves in any bad habits.

One day Vishwam watches Susheela (Shabana Azmee) who is wife of new school master (Girish Karnad). Vishwam falls for her beauty. One day Zamindaar’s men kidnaps Susheela. School master watches this, and shouts for help but no one supports to him including police. How he protected his wife is the remaining story.

Vanraj bhatia gave music to this classic. Satyadev Dubey appeared in a key role as priest. This movie is a subject for many directors who wants to make a movie based one village zamindaars.


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