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OTTplay Lost and Found - Accident (1985)
Nikhil Kumar
Nov 09, 2021
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Welcome to another podcast of OTTplay Lost and Found , where I give you all the info you need on critically acclaimed films but lesser-known. Today, we talk about the kannada film Accident. Stay with me , I'm your host Nikhil.

Shankar Nag’s socio-political Kannada feature film Accident, released in 1985, bagged the National Film Award and several Karnataka state film awards for Best Picture. Acting alongside him was his real life brother Ananth Nag and his wife Arundathi Nag. The film was critically acclaimed for its engaging storyline about the tussle between corrupt politicians and Indian judiciary in the 80s. Colloquially dubbed as Auto Raja by fans, Shankar Nag has delivered some of the most iconic Kannada movies of all times. 

The film, also directed by Nag, sees him play a journalist. The film follows a corrupt politician who would go to any lengths to protect his son and own reputation. His son Deepak runs over a few pedestrians while in an inebriated state. Only one man survives. The rest of the film plays out like a cat-and-mouse chase, with police and media in tow. 

Though there are were no songs in the movie, music maestro Illayaraja was hired to score the background for a few scenes in the film.The sounds of retro car screeches, typewriting, camera shutters, the silence during accident scenes, the pink television noise all add up to lend the film its discomfiting environment. Although shot 35 years ago, this deep-rooted film is definitely worth revisiting for its relevance and depiction.

If you haven't watched this classic then do so on Jiocinema, Youtube and MXplayer.

Well , that was the Lost and Found kannada language film Accident for today on OTTplay.

I shall be back again with another critically acclaimed film but lesser-known. Until then it's your host Nikhil signing out. 

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