Aur Dhol Bajta Raha (1991)
(Certified: Sep 26, 1991)
This is a story of the exploiters and the exploited. The sacred Drum of the Katkari community is normally played to please the gods and in honur of the honoured ones like the Landlords. Lahanu, the only son of the village leader Jhipra, protests agaisnt this practice and the exploitation of his follownmen by the Landlord and his henchmen. Lahanu, with the support of his childhood friend Sakua, succeeds in mobilising the villalger against the Zamindar. The zamindar's wife who is childless has a soft corner for Lahanu. She is shocked to know from Lahanu, abdout the tyrany of her own husband. Shibu, another young man, whose wife(Jamuna) is assulted and murdered, leaving Shibu a madman. Finally, the Zamindar is killed by mad Shibu. In the meantime, Lahanu is arrested and beaten-up by the Police for instigating the villagers, against the Landlord. Jhipra, the old man, who had served the Zamindar as a loyal servant goes to meet his son in the Police lock-up.There Jhipra also changes his attitude towards his life and decides to fight for justice. He promises his son Lahanu, that from now on he will play the sacred Drum against the exploiters. This inspires villagers to come together and fight for their rights, which have been denied to them for generations. And so the Drum continues to play against the exploiters.