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Bhuierantlo Munis / Caveman (1977)

  • Release Date1977
  • GenreCrime
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageKonkani
  • Run Time135 min
  • Length3725.50 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number80908 - Mumbai
  • Certificate Date20/03/1976

At Goa’s Dabolim airport, a Sardarji (BM in disguise) alights. A cab carries him to his destination and when he tries to pay his fare, the driver refuses to accept and says that he has recognized him. BM who has a secret up his sleeves kills him off for a cover-up. The police recover his body and continue their investigation. Maria and Cliff are lovers. Cliff is lured by the prospects of a fat salary package and leaves his college to work for BM.  BM’s smuggled goods are confiscated and in the crossfire it is announced that BM is dead. But in reality, he is alive and continues smuggling. Maria confides in Cliff the doings of BM. Both of them work for BM. BM tries to seduce Maria which enrages Cliff who ends up slapping her. BM is now furious and vows to remove Cliff from the scene. Meanwhile, Maria as BM’s Private Assistant goes on globetrotting with her boss where BM confesses to her about the murder of the cab driver. Cliff manages to trap BM. Finally, it is revealed that BM is a criminal who had escaped from jail and whose real name is Bernardo Mascarenhas.

The film has been shot in Bombay and Goa and the Goa locations include Vainguinim, Margao, Monte and Siridao. Besides the film songs there is also a medley of dulpods in the film.

There is footage in the film that’s shot in Paris and America and also features the ice-skating competition in Russia.

This is the first colour film in the Konkani language.