The Living Ghost
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The Living Ghost(oriya: Jiyanta Bhuta) is a film,released in 2009,directed by veteran and prolific filmmaker Prashanta Nanda.The film was named “Most Provoking Film on Social Issues” at the Independent South Asian Film Festival on Oct. 4.The film addresses the economic plight and sexual exploitation of the native people

Plot


The movie begins with drumbeats echoing through India’s Niyamgiri hills. A lone messenger bears grim news: The government has allowed a company to take over the region and scour the land’s rich bauxite, i.e., aluminum ore, deposits.Meanwhile, Bangru (Manoj Mishra) tries to find money to pay for Singari’s (Rimjhim) bride price in order to marry her. He seeks help from Domb, the middleman (Minaketan Das), who tells Bangru to work for Sahukar, a rich businessman.

The merchant agrees to help Bangru if the native pretends to be a witness to a supposed crime committed against Sahukar. Bangru follows the merchant’s orders, but he quickly reveals his true identity and gets arrested for impersonating a witness.

Singari tries to free Bangru. Though innocent, sheltered, and uninformed of modern customs, she quickly learns that sex sells and offers herself to the men involved in Bangru’s misfortune in an attempt to save her lover.

Cast and Crew


Songs


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Awards


1. “Most Provoking Film on Social Issues” at the Independent South Asian Film Festival ,2009

References/ External Links


1.http://www.nwasianweekly.com/2009/10/nanda%e2%80%99s-latest-film-bears-message-to-the-world-wins-awards-at-the-independent-south-asian-film-festival/
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