Bazaar

Bazaar, India, 25 June 1982

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Runtime: 121 Minutes
  • Director: Sagar Sarhadi
  • Awards: 1983 - Supriya Pathak Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress

Story

Bazaar (Hindi: बाज़ार; English: Market) is a 1982 Indian film directed by Sagar Sarhadi and starring Naseeruddin Shah, Farooq Shaikh, Smita Patil and Supriya Pathak. The film set in Hyderabad, India, highlights the issue of bride buying in India, through the tragedy of a young girl being sold by needy parents to affluent expartraite Indians in the Gulf.

The film has sterling performances from almost all the cast and is akin to some other movies in the 1980s which highlighted oppression by the rich and powerful. Bazaar ('marketplace') is a realistic portrayal and highlights a system which is difficult to change.