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Urmila Matondkar on 18 years of Pinjar: ‘Wondering if the situation of women has actually changed’

On the 18 yr anniversary of her critically-acclaimed interval drama Pinjar, actor Urmila Matondkar Sunday stated the movie continues to be a related portrayal of how girls are handled in society

Directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, the 2003 movie was based mostly on poet and novelist Amrita Pritam’s 1950 Punjabi novel of the identical identify.

Set in 1947, Pinjar featured Matondkar as Puro, a Hindu girl kidnapped by a Muslim man, Rashid–performed by actor Manoj Bajpayee–as India and Pakistan head in direction of Partition. The movie chronicled the Hindu-Muslim battle throughout the period.

Matondkar took to Twitter and wrote, “18 years of enjoying Puro in Amrita Pritam’s timeless basic ‘Pinjar’. Can’t assist however marvel although issues look apparently modified, if the scenario of ladies has truly modified for any higher or do they nonetheless battle by the mindset of a inflexible society. What do you suppose?”

Pinjar received the Nationwide Movie Award for finest characteristic movie on nationwide integration. Bajpayee additionally received a Nationwide Award– particular jury award–for his efficiency within the film. This was the actor’s second Nationwide Award after his 1998 breakthrough Satya.

Pinjar additionally featured Sanjay Suri, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Isha Koppikar and Tum Bin star Sandali Sinha.

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