Kalyug | Shyam Benegal | 50 Films I Love | Film Companion


Kalyug is a modern-day rendition of the Mahabharat. The Pandavas and Kauravas become two warring industrial families.

It was directed by Shyam Benegal and produced by Shashi Kapoor. Firstly, just take a moment to think about that – an A-list Bollywood star producing a complex and layered film with a director best known for art house successes like Ankur. At the time, Kapoor was at the peak of his career, doing hearty masala movies like Shaan and Do Aur Do Paanch. But his cinematic sensibility, rooted in theatre, was far more refined.

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