Release date1973 Based onDuvidha
by Vijayadan Detha WriterVijayadan Detha (based on the story by) CastRavi Menon (Merchant's Son), Raisa Padamsee (Bride), Hardan, Manohar Lalas, Bhola Ram, Kana Ram Similar moviesRelated Mani Kaul movies
Duvidha a mani kaul film
Duvidha is a 1973 ghost movie directed by Mani Kaul. The film stars Ravi Menon and Raisa Padamsee in lead roles. The film was critically acclaimed and won the director National Film Award for Best Direction and Critics Award for Best film at the 1974 Filmfare Awards.
The film is set in rural Rajasthan. It is based on a story by Vijayadan Detha, which relates a popular folktale from Rajasthan about a merchant’s son, Krishanlal (Ravi Menon), whose relationship with his young bride, Lachhi (Raisa Padamsee), is thwarted by his work and a ghost who falls in love with her, resulting in the ghost soon impersonating the husband.
Raisa Padamsee as Lachhi
Ravi Menon as Krishnalal, Merchant's Son
The film was extensively shot in Borunda village, in Tehsil Bilara, Jodhpur district, the village of the author Vijay Dan Detha' Bijji.
The music of film was given by folk musicians of Rajasthan, Ramzan Hammu, Latif and Saki Khan.
The Amol Palekar movie, Paheli, released in 2005, is also based on the same story.