Bollywood rewind do aankhen barah haath Hollywood Rewind also reviews V Shantaram’s Do Aankhen Barah Haath.In this weekly column, we also explore the treasures from the golden years of Hindi cinema. This week, we revisit V Shantaram’s 1957 film Do Aankhen Barah Haath.
1957 was a good time for V Shantaram to release his film in the hope of Who, Aankhen Barah Haath, which captured the national zeitgeist. He cooks for them, works with them on the field, and cares for them as his family to prove that with love and respect, even a murderer can be converted. This unique experiment is said to have been inspired by the reality of the 1930’s, as stated in the original text.
As the film begins, it is introduced to Adinath as a kind of prisoner who does not believe in violence, even if his life is in danger. He intends to change their violent nature so that they can become part of society.
In the first few minutes after leaving the prison compound, one of the inmates licked the food from the local market and the others, assembled for a meal. Adinath appeals to their conscience, and look, they discard the food after a few turns.
From tying their feet with chains so that they can sleep as they normally do, plowing the land alone, they are the followers most in need of a savior. The prison, or better yet, their master, trains them to follow his commands and to turn them into the most efficient workers.