Bandit Queen (1994)

Director
Shekhar Kapur

Main cast
Seema Biswas; Nirmal Pandey; Rajesh Vivek; Raghuvir Yadav

Genres
Drama, Foreign

Description
Born a lower-caste girl in rural India's patriarchal society, "married" at 11, repeatedly raped and brutalized, Phooland Devi finds freedom only as an avenging warrior, the eponymous Bandit Queen. Devi becomes a kind a bloody Robin Hood; this extraordinary biographical film offers both a vivid portrait of a driven woman and a savage critique of the society that made her.


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