the film features several elements of the film noir style, in narrative, setting, character psychology, theme, mood, and visual composition. It also displays neo-realism, in the first act. It is an early Kurosawa work of art.
Shabana Azmi (born 18 September 1950) is an Indian actress and a social activist. She made her film debut in 1974 and soon became one of the leading actresses of parallel cinema, an Indian New Wave movement known for its serious content and neo-realism.
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Sayyida Shabana Azmi (Hindi: शबाना आज़मी; Urdu: شبانہ اعظمی; born 18 September 1950) is an Indian actress of film, television and theatre. An alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India of Pune, she made her film debut in 1974 and soon became one of the leading actresses of Parallel Cinema, a Bengali New Wave movement known for its serious content and neo-realism. Regarded as one of the finest actresses in India.