Pinjra - S/MOCE 4189 - Odeon First Pressing - LP Record
Pinjra is the tragic story of a
school teacher and a dancer. The 'cage' here is a metaphor for life. The
dancer dies as she falls for the teacher and is unable to save him. The
teacher prefers to die under mistaken identity, rather than live as a man who
has lost respect. This is a story of how death frees them from their cages.
The film is a loose adaptation of the first major German sound film "Der
A "Mastar" named
Shridhar pant(guruji) (Marathi version of 'Master') is an upright school teacher;
a man of high morals. Unfortunately, the Maharashtrian village where he
teaches does not value these qualities. A Tamasha group comes to the village.
The lead dancer of the group, Chandrakala (Sandhya Shantaram) steals the
heart of every man in the village. The teacher is righteously infuriated by
their lack of morals. He vents his anger on the dance group in form of a
speech and by demolishing their temporary dwelling places. The dancer is hurt
by this and decides to take revenge by staying and performing. Gradually,
even adult school students start skipping class to see Tamasha. The teacher
decides to confront the dancer after a performance. During a performance, she
is badly injured and in humanity and humility guruji helps her. During this
period, he is overwhelmed by lust that he had never before encountered.
Horrified he asks her to keep it a secret.