Tag Archives: Ajit Banerjee

Shakha Proshakha / The Branches of the Tree (1990) Satyajit Ray, Ajit Banerjee, Haradhan Bannerjee, Soumitra Chatterjee, Drama

Shakha Proshakha (1990)
An aged patriarch (Ajit Bannerjee), popular for his scrupulous honesty, has a heart attack in the middle of a town gathering in his honour. The event brings together his four sons, of which the second Proshanto (Soumitra) has been in reclusive insanity for several years after a shock incident years ago. Waiting for closure on the father’s health situation, the four reminisce and relive ideological differences.

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Nagarik / The Citizen (1952) Ritwik Ghatak, Ajit Banerjee, Kali Bannerjee, Gangapada Basu, Drama

Nagarik (1952)
Ramu,a fresh graduate is searching for a job like many others in post-Partition Kolkata.He lives in a lower-middle-class neighborhood with his mother, father,and sister. Ramu’s sister,Seeta,is dressed up and paraded in front of prospective in-laws who humiliatingly examine her. The mother is painful of older times when the family used to live in a better house, but she bears her suffering quietly, for the most part. The father is myopic and full of cynicism for he does not share the idealistic aspirations of his two children that better times will come. The light of Ramu’s life is his girlfriend Uma, who lives in an equally precarious situation with her sister Shephali and her mother. Jatin is an even poorer minor character living near Uma’s dwelling who Ramu avoids because he cannot help the former out financially. To make ends meet, Ramu’s mother takes in Sagar, a poor chemist, as a paying guest.

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