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Do Bigha Zamin (meaning "two acres of land") is 1953 Hindi film, directed by Bengali film director Bimal Roy and star Balraj Sahni and Nirupa Roy in lead roles. The film is known for its socialist theme, and is an important film in the early parallel cinema of India and is rightly considered a trend setter. Bigha is measure of land area but is not same as acre though translating the title as such serves the purpose. Inspired by Italian neo-realistic cinema, Bimal Roy made Do Bigha Zameen after watching, Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thieves (1948). Like most of movies by Bimal Roy, art and commercial cinema are merged to create a movie that is still looked upon as a benchmark and paved way for future cinema makers in the Indian neo-realist movement and the Indian New Wave, which began in the 1950s. A moderate commercial success, it was the first film to win the Filmfare Best Movie Award and the first Indian film to win the International Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2005,...
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