Director: Shyam Benegal; Writer: Shyam Benegal, Shama Zaidi; Producer: Lalit M. Bijlani, Freni M. Variava; Cinematographer: Ashok Mehta; Editor: Bhanudas Divakar; Cast: Leela Naidu, Neena Gupta, Anita Kanwar, Soni Razdan, Dalip Tahil, K.K. Raina, Kunal Kapoor, Keith Stevenson, Salim Ghouse, Ila Arun, Jayant Kripalani, Akash Khurana, Lucky Ali, Sushma Prakash, Sabira Merchant, Jean Simeon, Alisha Chinoi, Remo Fernandes, Rudabah Nanporia, Shaukat Baig, Dhruv Ghanekar, Joy Ghanekar, John Fonseca, Naseeruddin Shah, Nikhil Bhagat, Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Duration: 02:10:09; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 27.466; Saturation: 0.162; Lightness: 0.204; Volume: 0.079; Cuts per Minute: 5.824
Summary: Ruiz Pereira (Shah) returns to his native Goa
and visits the old mansion where he spent his
youth. The film nostalgically evokes in
flashback the hybrid Portuguese-Indian
colonial world in terms of adolescent passions
and complicated wedding arrangements.
Intended as a Bergman-like saga of a family,
using extensive quotations from his filmmaking
style including candle-lit sequences as
the entire family sits down to a festive dinner.
Goa’s best-known pop singer Remo Fernandes
wrote the number Panch vorsam in Konkani
for this film, but it was actually used in an
adapted Hindi version.