Channel 4’s 100 years of Indian cinema season continues with Bijaya Jena’s Abhaas

Abhaas is the second film by Orissa actress, Bijaya Jena, who also stars in the lead role.

In the tradition of art (or parallel) cinema, it’s an unhurried tale and one that focuses on a feudal family in Orissa in 1955.

Independently produced on a tight budget, the story centres on a powerful but progressive landlord who provides a home to a Jena’s young widow Kokila and an aspiring poet.

The triangle between the three of them sets off a series of events that lead to tragic consequences.

• Abhaas – Thursday 19 September, 01:50 – 04:30

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