Shodh, India, 17 August 1979

Surendra (Om Puri), having been exiled from his village in youth and established himself in the city, comes back to the news of his father's demise, reportedly at the hands of a phantom. He announces a prize for anyone who succeeds in showing him a ghost, which attracts the greed of the poor hungry peasants, resulting in the accusations of innocent people as haunted and even murders with the hope of producing a ghost.

  • Genre: Horror
  • Director: Biplab Roy Chowdhury
  • Awards: National Film Award for Best Feature Film, National Film Award for Best Cinematography


Shodh is a 1979 Bollywood ghost movie directed by Biplab Roy Chowdhury, based on the Bengali book Gorom Bhat O Nichhok Bhooter Goppo (Steaming Rice and a Ghost Story) by Sunil Gangopadhyay.