Anand Math (1952)
(Certified: Jun 30, 1952)
It is stridently nationalist biographical of the 18th C. sage Satyanand who led the sanyasi uprising against the British, the subject of Bankimchandras best-known novel. Along side Satyanands heroism, the film develops a murkier tale around the sexual troubles of Satyanands two lieutenants, Jeevanand and Bhavanad. Jeevanand renounces his wife Shanti, when he joins the Math (clan), but finds himself so frustrated that he has to recover her, while Bhavanand covets Kalyani, the refugee queen of Padachinha. Both men die in the uprising, their deaths being presented as a kind of retribution for their sexual weakness.