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Sandesh Kulkarni in Sakharam Binder

Sakharam Binder

2004 NR

With this provocative allegory, director Sandesh Kulkarni explores the disturbing culture of mistreatment and exploitation many women in contemporary India face, despite the country's declaration of progress and modernity. Targeting castoff wives, homeless women and the like, the opportunistic Sakharam Binder offers his "victims" shelter in exchange for servitude and sexual favors -- an offer few are in the position to refuse.