Shemaroo releases The Graduate on DVD

MUMBAI: As the evergreen classic The Graduate completes 40 years this year, Shemaroo Entertainment is set to release home video of the movie in India.

Directed by Mike Nichols, The Graduate is a romantic comedy starring Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross and Anne Bancroft among others.

The film won the 1968 Academy Awards, USA and Mike Nichols has also won the Oscar Best Director. The film is also the winner of 1969 BAFTA awards, Best Direction and best film.

The story revolves around a college graduate Benjamin Braddock who is trapped into an affair with the wife of his father’s business partner Mrs. Robinson. Having accepted an offer of sex from this older woman, the affair is well and good until the protagonist is pushed to go out with Robinsons’ daughter Elaine and falls in love with her.

Certainly an affair to remember, which comes back to haunt Ben, when he finds himself falling for Elaine, Mrs. Robinson’s daughter.

Dustin Hoffman shows why he is one of the late twentieth century’s leading actors with a splendid performance as the often bewildered Ben Braddock.

Leading lady Anne Bancroft is a smouldering cauldron of sexual prowess as Mrs. Robinson, while Kate Ross plays the naïve and beautiful, innocent Elaine.