Wounded (film)

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Film

Wounded: The Bandit Queen is a 2007 Hindi language film that was directed by Krishna Mishra.[1][2] The movie was first released on March 9, 2007. The movie is based on the true story of Seema Parihar,[3] who plays herself in the film.[4]

Synopsis

Parihar was abducted at the age of 13 from her village and the film depicts her transformation into a bandit.

Cast

  • Kanhaiya as Lalaram
  • Seema Parihar as herself

Production

Planning for Wounded began around 2002, when Tarun Kumar Bagchi, A.K. Joshi and Krishna Mishra were inspired to create a film based upon Seema Parihar's life. The three men lobbied for Parihar's release on bail, as they wanted her to play as herself in the movie.[5] They were successful and filming began in 2004, upon which point it received some media notice due to it being one of the first films where a former dacoit plays herself.[6][7] During filming Mishra and Parihar received threats of bodily harm from dacoit Nirbhaya Gujjar, who led the gang that Parihar formerly led,[8] as he believed that she was "defaming the lives of dacoits".[9] Several attacks were made upon the production.[10] Upon completion of filming, the censor board of India initially refused to clear Wounded as they had objections over slang words used in the movie.[11] The Bombay High Court later cleared the film without removing any of the language that the censor board wanted to remove.[12]

Reception

Turnout for Wounded was poor and reception was described as "lackluster" by the Hindustan Times.[13]

Awards

  • Critics Award at the Leicester Expo Film Festival (2005, won)[14]

See also

References

  1. "Wounded' to be screened in UK Film Fest". ToI. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2005-08-09/news-interviews/27850342_1_seema-parihar-bandit-queen-uk-film-fest. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  2. Anustup Basu, Meheli Sen (2013). Figurations in Indian Film (essay: Sensate Outlaws by Bishnupriya Ghosh. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 0230291791. http://books.google.com/books?id=UKNEAgAAQBAJ&pg=PT31&lpg=PT31&dq=%22Wounded%22+Parihar&source=bl&ots=vCTymUhe7o&sig=EyK53UVKXJw4GOSE7Gd59NN9-GQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=YFe5UuPCDKbIsATjpoDoCw&ved=0CC8Q6AEwATgU#v=onepage&q=%22Wounded%22%20&f=false. 
  3. "Wounded yet roaring". The Hindu. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/wounded-yet-roaring/article3198740.ece. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  4. "Seema Parihar has acted in film before Bigg Boss". Mid-Day. 2010-11-26. http://www.mid-day.com/entertainment/2010/nov/261110-Seema-Parihar-Bigg-Boss-The-Bandit-Queen.htm. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  5. "Wounded, but raring to fight". Telegraph India. http://www.telegraphindia.com/1040623/asp/calcutta/story_3403356.asp. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  6. "Dumped years back, wounded now". Telegraph India. http://www.telegraphindia.com/1040726/asp/nation/story_3542948.asp. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  7. Ghosh, Bishnupriya (2011). Global Icons: Apertures to the Popular. Duke University Press Books. pp. 171, 190, 266. ISBN 0822350165. http://books.google.com/books?id=DWdPpKmnC6kC&pg=PA171&dq=%22Wounded%22+Parihar&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ZFe5UviPDMvHsATOyYF4&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=%22Wounded%22%20Parihar&f=false. 
  8. "Gangsta girls rising". Telegraph India. http://www.telegraphindia.com/1060924/asp/look/story_6781175.asp. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  9. "Dacoits' dagger over reformed dacoit". Telegraph India. http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050409/asp/nation/story_4593539.asp. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  10. "Producer gets death threat from dacoit". Mumbai Mirror. http://www.mumbaimirror.com/entertainment/bollywood/Producer-gets-death-threat-from-dacoit/articleshow/15667615.cms. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  11. "Slang stalls bandit film". Telegraph India. http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050222/asp/nation/story_4408520.asp. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  12. "HC quashes Censor snips on Wounded". ToI. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2006-01-20/india/27790152_1_hc-quashes-film-certification-dacoit. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  13. "Seema Parihar: a woman of too many words". Hindustan Times. http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/seema-parihar--woman-of-too-many-words/article1-219416.aspx. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  14. "From bandit queen to 'Meera Bai'". ToI. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-05-18/india/29555272_1_bandit-queen-seema-parihar-police-stations. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 

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