Basic info
  1. Director: Shyam Benegal
  2. Alternative Title: The Churning
  3. Year: 1976; Language: Hindi; Runtime: 134 min; Color: Color
  4. Studio: Sahyadri Films
  5. Writer: Vijay Tendulkar, Shyam Benegal, V. Kurien, Kaifi Azmi; Cinematographer: Govind Nihalani; Composer: Vanraj Bhatia; Lyricist: Niti Sagar
  6. Cast: Girish Karnad, Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Sadhu Meher, Anant Nag, Amrish Puri, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Mohan Agashe, Savita Bajaj, Abha Dhulia, Anjali Paingankar
The film is set in the backdrop of India’s White Revolution and Dairy Cooperative movement of the 1970s. A young veterinary surgeon, played by Girish Karnad (based on then National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) chief, the 33-year-old Verghese Kurien), along with a small set of poor farmers of Kheda district in Gujarat take the 1st steps to establish a Dairy Cooperative in their village.
Interesting links
  1. Review by Jiya Us Salam in The Hindu
  2. Review by movie blogger Elite Irony
  3. Interview of Shyam Benegal on making of Manthan
Where to watch/buy?
  1. Watch at Youtube
  2. Buy at Amazon