Bandit Queen 1994
Bandit Queen ★★ 1994
Phoolan Devi (Biswas) is a female Robin Hood in modernday India. A lowercaste woman, Devi is sold into marriage at 11, brutalized by her husband (and many others throughout the film), and eventually winds up with an equally brutal group of hill bandits. Only this time around, Devi takes action by aiding the group in robbing, kidnapping (and murdering) the rich and higher castes. Devi surrendered to authorities in 1983 and spent 11 years in jail. Based on screenwriter Sen's biography “India's Bandit Queen: The True Story of Phoolan Devi” and Devi's diaries. In Hindi with subtitles. 119m/C VHS, DVD . GB IN Seema Biswas, Nirmal Pandey, Manoj Bajpai, Raghuvir Yadav, Rajesh Vivek, Govind Namdeo; D: Shekhar Kapur; W: Mala Sen; C: Ashok Mehta; M: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Roger White.