Om Puri (Dukhi), Smita Patil (Jhuria), Mohan Agashe (The Brahmin), Richa Mishra (Dhania), Gita Siddharth (The Brahmin's Wife)
Special Mention, National Film Awards, India 1982
Dukhi, a poor and out-caste, village shoemaker goes to village Brahmin to get the date of his daughter's marriage fixed, the Brahmin in turn asks for labour without pay in exchange, the ensuing events however turn the table against the priest, who in the end has to fore-go all the lofty tradition, including that of untouchability, he held so dearly, all this life, in his life as village priest.
Director: Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray, born on 2nd May, 1921, was an Indian filmmaker and author, widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. Starting his career as a commercial artist and moving on to independent realist filmmaking, he was also a fiction writer, publisher, illustrator, calligrapher, music composer, graphic designer and film critic. Ray's first film, Pather Panchali (1955), won eleven international prizes, including the inaugural Best Human Document award at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. Ray received 32 Indian National Film Awards, a Golden Lion, a Golden Bear, 2 Silver Bears, a number of additional awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies, an Academy Honorary Award in 1992 and a Bharat Ratna, the highest Indian civilian award, in 1992.