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In Custody

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In Custody (1994)

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Drama Comedy Rated: 7+ (PG)19942h 6m

Ismail Merchant's feature directorial debut addresses a subject close to his heart: the expressive Urdu language of Northern India, in danger of extinction as political trends and modernization obscure its contributions to Indian culture. Merchant 's treatment is wry and good humored , as his characters - an aging Urdu poet (Shashi Kapoor) and a worshipful young college lecturer - clash despite their shared passion for the beauty of words. Anita Desai adapted her novel with Shahrukh Husain, incorporating poems by Urdu author Faiz Ahmed Faiz. The movie won the President of India Gold Medal for Best Picture in 1994.(http://www.merchantivory.com/custody.html)In Custody featuring Shashi Kapoor and Om Puri is not currently available to stream, rent, or buy but you can add it to your want to see list for updates. It's a comedy and drama movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.1 (384 votes) and was well received by critics.

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#102,461 Ranked Movie

#25240 Ranked in Comedy Movies

#42206 Ranked in Drama Movies

In Custody has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.1 (384 votes) and was well received by critics. The movie is not at all popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Ismail Merchant's feature directorial debut addresses a subject close to his heart: the expressive Urdu language of Northern India, in danger of extinction as political trends and modernization obscure its contributions to Indian culture. Merchant 's treatment is wry and good humored , as his characters - an aging Urdu poet (Shashi Kapoor) and a worshipful young college lecturer - clash despite their shared passion for the beauty of words. Anita Desai adapted her novel with Shahrukh Husain, incorporating poems by Urdu author Faiz Ahmed Faiz. The movie won the President of India Gold Medal for Best Picture in 1994.(http://www.merchantivory.com/custody.html)

Age rating: 7+ (PG)
Runtime: 2h 6m

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Related Genres: DramaComedy
Country of origin: IndiaUnited Kingdom
Original Release Date: Apr 15, 1994