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Trapped in Tradition: Rivaaz (2011)

A man falls in love with a village belle who is destined for traditional prostitution.


Ashok Nanda


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Credited cast:
Deepti Naval ... Paro
Vijay Raaz ... Manghi
Meghna Naidu ... Chanda
Saadhika Randhawa Saadhika Randhawa ... Bela (as Sadhika Randhawa)
Ritisha Vijayvargya Ritisha Vijayvargya ... Lajjo (as Rishita Vijayvargi)
Manoj Biddvai Manoj Biddvai ... Rahul (as Manoja Biddvai)
Sayaji Shinde ... Thakur Ranjeet Singh (as Sayajee Shinde)
Reema Lagoo ... Ranjeet's Wife (as Reema)
Alok Nath ... Mukhiya (as Aloknath)
Rajendra Gupta ... Mangatram
Yashpal Sharma ... Inspector Sadanand Pathak
Upendra Limaye ... Lallu
Mushtaq Khan ... Mafatlal (as Mushtak Khan)
Manoj Verma Manoj Verma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neha Bam


Mumbai-based Rahul accompanies his friend, Amar Singh, to a village called Bhedia in order to attend the marriage of Supriya, the latter's sister. While on the way there, he sees a young woman and instantly falls in love with her despite of being told that she is destined to be a prostitute according to the tradition prevailing in this community where local police actually procure young women for wealthy Zamindars/landlords. Unable to get her out of his mind, he approaches a pimp, Manghi, and through him finds out her name is Bela, who lives with her mother, Paro, and father, Mangatram. His overtures to get married to her will be met with strong opposition from her parents who are all set to sell her to the highest bidder. Rahul, however, meets Bela on the sly and both fall in love. The community finds out, they feel threatened as all males are dependent on the flesh trade, and hold a special Panchayat Meeting. After a short discussion the Mukhiya finds the couple guilty, instructs ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Crime | Drama | Thriller






Hindi | English

Release Date:

16 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rivaaz See more »

Filming Locations:

Wai, Maharashtra, India

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Dolby Digital


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Worth Giving a Watch !
15 October 2011 | by iyer-manishankarSee all my reviews

This is a movie which proves that there are people who still dares to bring the dark side of the society to the eye of the common man.

Looks Like Good Film makers are back in town.

A new approach to a classic topic makes one hold into the entire duration of the film.

The new breed director Ashok Nanda has managed the top class and tough actors very well where there were no much scope of exposure for each character in an underdeveloped script.

This Film is for selected category viewers who enjoy to watch something different and realistic.

Couple of songs could have been reduced to maintain the original flavor of the film's genre. However songs are of good taste.

background music is too loud and clumsy and spoils the taste of the theme. Such type of movie needs more silence than noise in scenes if viewer involvement is expected.

worth giving a watch as it will show you something unexpected picture of our superficial society.

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