Name     : Do Bigha Zamin (1953)    Language: Hindi
Director : Bimal Roy      
Cast      : Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Ratan Kumar, Jagdeep, Murad, Nana Palsikar, Meena Kumari

 

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The story revolves around a farmer Shambu Mahato, who lives with his wife Parvati 'Paro' and son Kanhaiya in a small village that has been hit badly by a famine. After years of drought, the region finally gets rain, leading the farmers to rejoice. Shambu owns two bighas (two-thirds of an acre of land) of land, which is the only means of livelihood for the whole family. The local zamindar (landlord) Thakur Harnam Singh partners with some city business men to construct a mill on his large parcel of land, which in return would profit them and bring prosperity to the village. The only problem is that in the middle of Harnam singh's land lie Shambu's meager two bighas of land.

Trivia

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.