WorldCat Identities

Hakim, Shafi

Works: 2 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 177 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Shafi Hakim
Mirch Masala = Spices by Ketan Mehta( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Hindi and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Colonial India of the 1940's, a village woman takes refuge in a spice factory to avoid an oppressive visiting tax collector (subedar) who demands sex while her husbands is away. An aging factory guard refuses to open the doors to the tax collector's soldiers, the cowardly village men, or the subedar himself. The stage is set for a final confrontation between the woman and her would-be attacker
Mirca masālā( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Hindi and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In colonial India, subedars (tax collectors) went from village to village, with soldiers, often demanding more than taxes. A subedar commands Sonbai, a beautiful and confidant women whose husband is away in the city, to sleep with him. She slaps him and flees for safety to a spice factory where women grind chillies into fine powder. The aged factory guard, Abu Mian, locks the door behind her, refusing to open it to the soldiers, to the cowardly village men led by the mayor, and to the subedar himself. The town's teacher, who follows Gandhi, and a few women, led by the mayor's wife, protest ineffectually against this village-approved rape. The stage is set for a final confrontation
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.41 for Mirch Masa ... to 0.51 for Mirca masa ...)

Hindi (5)