Directed byB. Narsing Rao
Produced byB. Narsing Rao
Written byB. Narsing Rao
Bhoopal Reddy
CinematographyApurba Kishore Bir
Release date
26 June 1988
Running time
94 minutes

Daasi (English: The Courtesan) is a Telugu drama film written and directed by B. Narsing Rao starring Archana as Daasi Kamalakshi. The film won five National Film Awards. The film won Diploma of Merit award at the Moscow International Film Festival in 1989.[1] The film was subsequently premiered at the 1989 International Film Festival of India.[2]

The plot[edit]

The story is of Kamalakshi (Archana), a bonded woman known as Daasi in Hyderabad State in the 1920s in Telangana region. She has been sold by her family for money to be the servant of a wealthy couple. She is expected to do every chore imaginable in their house. She is also required to be the sexual toy of the man of the house (Dora) and his guests - anywhere and at any time of the day or night. When she becomes pregnant, she endures and hopes to keep the baby. However she is forced to have an abortion.


National Film Awards


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