Release date1989 CastRoopa Ganguly, Supriya Pathak AwardsFilmfare Award for Best Screenplay Similar moviesRelated Basu Chatterjee movies
Kamla ki maut a film by basu chatterjee
Kamla Ki Maut (Death of Kamla) is a 1989 Hindi drama film directed by Basu Chatterjee. The film set in Mumbai, deals with issue of love, pre-marital sex and relationships in modern India. It stars Pankaj Kapoor, Supriya Pathak and Roopa Ganguly in lead roles.
At the 36th Filmfare Awards the film won the Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay for Basu Chatterjee. In 2013, to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema, National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) in partnership with Shemaroo, released a digitally re-mastered print of the film under "Cinemas of India" label.
The film is set in a lower middle class chawl, an apartment building in Mumbai, a 20-year-old and unmarried Kamla, unable to handle the news of her pregnancy commits suicide. This makes her neighbourhood examine their own secrets and the choices they have made in their own lives.
Pankaj Kapoor as Sudhakar Patel
Supriya Pathak as Anju
Roopa Ganguly as Geeta S. Patel
Mrinal Kulkarni as Charu S. Patel
Asha Lata as Nirmala S. Patel
Ashutosh Gowariker as Deepak
Ramesh Goel as Nirmala's father
Devendra Khandelwal as Masterji
Irrfan Khan as Ajit
Jaya Mathur as Chameli
Akhil Mishra as Prakash
Kavita Thakur as Kamla
The film was shot at Gopal Bhawan, a residential building at Mangalwadi in Girgaum, besides Natraj Studio and R. K. Studio in Mumbai.