LIKE every other Shyam Benegal film, Kalyug, slated for release next month, has already received more than its fair share of media attention. The focus, however, seems to have been on the fact that the director has cast commercially established stars such as Rekha, Shashi Kapoor and Raj Babbar in its major roles. The criticism
that greeted Junoon, his last film, is now being repeated.
Benegal, it is being said, has sold out, gone commercial, dumped his art film credentials, and switched to a more paying kind of cinema.