Bhumika: The Role

  • Drama
  • Hindi
  • 1977
  • U
  • 01h : 54m : 36s

Coming from the Devdasi tradition, Usha is exploited from a young age. First by her self-seeking husband, Keshav Dalvi (Amol Palekar), who wants to thrive on her talent by managing her career. When she gets a sense of what he is up to, she tries to find companionship in a reigning star Rajan (Anant Nag) who claims to love her but eventuallly rejects her. Even a director (Naseeruddin Shah) who charms Usha with his long-winded theories on love and life eventually chickens out. Tired of everything and eager to lead a regular home life, she finds hope in Vinayak Kale (Amrish Puri), a wealthy businessman. But in his palatial bungalow, Usha is deprived of any kind of freedom. Where will Usha’s life lead her? Will she ever find true happiness?

Coming from the Devdasi tradition, Usha is exploited from a young age. First by her self-seeking husband, Keshav Dalvi (Amol Palekar), wh... Coming from the Devdasi tradition, Usha is exploited from a young age. First by her self-seeking husband, Keshav Dalvi (Amol Palekar), who wants to thrive on her talent by managing her career. When she gets a sense of what he is up to, she tries to find companionship in a reigning star Rajan (Anant Nag) who claims to love her but eventuallly rejects her. Even a director (Naseeruddin Shah) who charms Usha with his long-winded theories on love and life eventually chickens out. Tired of everything and eager to lead a regular home life, she finds hope in Vinayak Kale (Amrish Puri), a wealthy businessman. But in his palatial bungalow, Usha is deprived of any kind of freedom. Where will Usha’s life lead her? Will she ever find true happiness?

Starring:
Anant Nag, Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Amol Palekar, Amrish Puri, Om Puri, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Sulabha Deshpande, Dina Pathak, Mohan Agashe, B. V. Karanth, Kusum Deshpande, Sudarshan Dheer

Directed By:
Shyam Benegal

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