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1,310 Ratings


Directed by Mani Kaul
India, 1973


Based on a Rajasthani folk-tale, Duvidha is the story of a merchant’s son who returns home with his new bride, but is sent back to look after his family business. A ghost falls in love with the bride and takes the form of her absent husband and lives with her. She gives birth to his child.

Our take

A pioneering voice of New Indian Cinema, director Mani Kaul devoted the third entry in his filmography (and his first movie in color!) to tackling a folk story on screen. Marriage, rural life, and the fragility of oneself are just some of the key themes dissected in this haunting piece of cinema.

Duvidha Directed by Mani Kaul

Critics reviews

Duvidha is a beautiful film that resists an understanding of what it really means.
June 29, 2020
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