Tag Archives: Bengali

Ashani Sanket / Distant Thunder (1973) Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Chatterjee, Bobita, Sandhya Roy, Drama

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Gangacharan is the new Brahmin of a village, where he assumes various duties: teaching, organizing religious events, and trying to prevent epidemics. But in that year 1943, war is raging (as reminded by the planes occasionally heard flying over the countryside), and a major famine is under way. As food shortages reach catastrophic proportions, Gangacharan attempts to preserve his privileged situation, while his generous wife, Ananga, conversely tries to help and support the community.

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Charulata (1964) Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Shailen Mukherjee, Drama, Romance

Charulata (Satyajit Ray, 1964)
Charu lives a lonely and idle life in 1870s India. Although her husband Bhupati devotes more time to his newspaper than to their marriage, he sees her loneliness and asks his brother-in-law,Umapada to keep her company. At the same time Bhupati’s own brother, Amal, a would-be writer comes home finishing his college education. However, after several months, Charu and Amal’s feelings for each other move beyond literary friendship.

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