• Direction: Shyam Benegal
  • Production: G.C.M.F
  • Story: Kaifi Azmi
  • Screenplay: Vijay Tendulkar
  • Cinematograpy: Govind Nihlani
  • Music: Vanraj Bhatia
  • Editing: Bhanudas Divakar
  • Released: 1976
  • Starring: Smita Patil, Girish Karnad, Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri


Manthan is a 1976 Hindi film made by the filmmaker Shyam Benegal, inspired by the pioneering milk cooperative movement of Verghese Kurien written jointly by him and Vijay Tendulkar. It is set amidst the backdrop of the White Revolution of India. Aside from the great measurable success that this project was, it also demonstrated the power of “collective might” as it was entirely crowdfunded by 500,000 farmers who donated Rs. 2 each.

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