Tuesday, April 09, 2013


Trishagni (English title:The Sand Storm) was a 1988 Hindi film directed by Nabendu Ghosh, this was directorial debut of noted screenwriter of Bimal Roy and Hrishikesh Mukherjee classics. The film was based on Buddhist historical short story, Moru O Sangho written by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, and inspired by Buddha's Fire Sermon, and starred Nana Patekar, Pallavi Joshi and Alok Nath in lead roles. The film received critical acclaim, and was awarded the 1988 National Film Award for Best First Film of a Director, 'For excellent exploration of complex philosophical theme for the first time in Indian cinema.

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