Nisidhha Swapna (1988) is a National Award-winning Odia film made by Manmohan Mahapatra. Based in a rural set up in Odisha, the film dealt with a family redefining life in the context of a social change.
Kanku is a 1969 Gujarati film directed by Kantilal Rathod. Based on a short story by Pannalal Patel, the film tells the story of a young widow and her struggle in a traditional society. It received the national award for the best Gujarati film in 1970.
Padatik (1973) is a Bengali film directed by Mrinal Sen, his third in the Calcutta trilogy. The film tracks the Naxalite movement of the 70s, following a young revolutionary (Dhritiman Chatterjee) who escapes police custody and takes shelter in a luxury apartment owned by a young woman (Simi Garewal). With time, he starts questioning his own ideology.