Namak Haraam. Hrishikesh Mukherjee. 1973.
“You cannot trust the middle classes- they veer between corruption and a conscience”- so says the capitalist mill owner. His guile comes from his class, as does the guilt of the ‘socialist’ girlfriend of the spoilt son. Meanwhile the poor, under-educated workers starve and sacrifice their limbs to the machine. The middle class delhi boy who comes to Bombay as a strikebreaker goes through a crisis of conscience, learns that it is wrong to live on the charity of the rich, and converts- then dies. We have to love our martyrs, including the rich who go to prison for the crimes they did not knowingly commit to punish themselves for their class.
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