Sushil Rajpal's ANTARDWAND - Trailer, Poster, Synopsis of an award-winning Hindi film on forced marriages in India

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Released under the banner of Nawabs College, ANTARDWAND is a 2009 Indian Hindi movie directed and produced by Sushil Rajpal. The star cast includes Vinay Pathak, Raj Singh Chaudary, FTI acting graduate Swati Sen and Akhilendra Mishra. ANTARDWAND has been received with acclaim by critiques and film-festivals internationally, and is a National Award winner in India. Awards given to Antardwand include the 55th National Award for Best Film in Social Cause, Best Actress - MAMI, Festival International De Cinema De Rabat Morocco, Fribourg International Film Festival Swtizerland, South Asian International Film Festival New York and Indian Film Festival Houston.

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Based on a true story, Antardwand focuses on the abduction and forced marriage of a boy in India. A young man and a Delhi University student falls in love resulting in an accidental pregnancy. And the act of announcing this to his conservative parents is just the beginning of the explosion of emotions and events that Antardwand unfolds.

Antardwand is expected to have a release date in August, 2010.

The boy- Raghuveer who has just appeared for his Civil Services exams is admonished by his father against marrying his pregnant girlfriend in Delhi. Distraught and defenseless Raghu terminates his visit home in the interiors of Bihar and leaves for Delhi. But before he could get out of the village he gets abducted by another headstrong and ambitious father of a girl wanting to have a potential IAS officer as his son-in-law.

The boy is forcibly married off at a gun point much against his and the girl's own wishes. Once married, they are locked up in a room for days end till they consummate their marriage and accept each other completely....but do they accept each other in the face of inevitability?

Groom Abduction or "Pakrauah Shadi" so rampant in Bihar and Eastern UP is touched upon in Antardwand. The film is a peep into the reality that is mofussil India, a feudal India refusing to's a story where everybody involved pay a heavy price for the ugly patriarchal power's a society rotting while the country surges ahead to be a global power. Antardwand is a film that stokes the sensitive, thinking viewer’s ire, concern and empathy.