Amidst the ruins replete with sensuality, the film is the account of a brief encounter and of a complex relationship of betrayal and fidelity, escape and involvement inextricably entwined, of ruthlessness and compassion. Even in this environment of “Khandahar” passes the breath of life.
Awards & Nominations:
National Award – Best Direction (Mrinal Sen)
National Award- Best Actress (Shabana Azmi)
National Award – Best Editor – (Mrinmoy Chakraborty)
Chicago Film Festival – Best Film (Golden Hugo)
Montreal World Film Festival – Special Jury Prize
International Film Guide Selection – Top 5 films of the year