Director: V. Shantaram; Writer: C. T. Khanolkar; Producer: V. Shantaram; Cinematographer: Shivaji Sawant; Editor: V. Shantaram; Cast: Ranjana, Master Sushant Ray, Yashwant Dutt, Premkumar, Gauri Kamat, Durga Senjit, Arvind Deshpande, Suhas Bhalekar, Shankar Vardam, Vinita Sawant, Hemant Kelkar, Jagannath Kandalgaonkar, Kamini, B. Majnalkar, Madhumati, Sagar
Duration: 02:04:33; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 30.522; Saturation: 0.098; Lightness: 0.344; Volume: 0.197; Cuts per Minute: 13.472
Summary: Shantaram intended the film to be part of New Indian Cinema’s vanguard, adapting a difficult work from the innovative contemporary Marathi writer C.T. Khanolkar. The story, written in 1970 and set on the Konkan coast, features a woman born of an ‘incident’ between an Englishman and a local fisherwoman, now only discussed as a hushed rumour except by a boatman who loudly curses the girl whenever he ferries his boat across the river. Shantaram’s garish colour photography and emphatic dialogue make the story into a bizarre calendar-art curiosity with a plump, blue-eyed, blonde fisherwoman (Ranjana), a caricature of the original literary character.