Tag Archives: Ritwik Ghatak

Meghe Dhaka Tara / The Cloud-Caped Star (1990) Ritwik Ghatak, Supriya Choudhury, Anil Chatterjee, Gyanesh Mukherjee, Drama, Musical

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“Meghe Dhaka Tara” tells the tragic story of the beautiful daughter of a middle-class refugee family from East Pakistan, living in the outskirts of Calcutta under modest circumstances. Neeta sacrifices everything for her family, including her personal happiness, her money, and her health, while her achievements are hardly ever recognized by the people around her.

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Bari Theke Paliye / Runaway (1958) Ritwik Ghatak, Param Bharak Lahiri, Padmadevi, Gyanesh Mukherjee, Drama

Bari Theke Paliye (1958)
Kanchan, all of eight years old is always up to pranks and mischief in his village home. He finds his father a cruel demon who keeps his mother oppressed and imprisoned. In his dreams, the big city is El Dorado, till he reaches there. But the glimpses of reality are harsher and the victims he meets give him a different view of the city. He himself has to struggle for survival and experiences life as it is, only to go back to his village home. This time as a mature person and with the realization that his father is no demon after all, but yet another victim struggling with poverty and still a loving father.

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Titas Ekti Nodir Naam / A River Called Titas (1973) Ritwik Ghatak, Rosy Samad, Farid Ali, Fakrul Hasan Boiragi, Drama, Family

Titas Ekti Nodir Naam (1973)
A fisherman, Kishore, marries Basanti when he visits a nearby village. After their wedding night (during which the couple is almost too shy to speak), she is kidnapped on the river. When she is found, she has amnesia; although Basanti does not remember her new husband’s name or what he looks like, she remembers the name of his village. Ten years pass before she attempts to find him with their son, who sees his mother as a goddess. Some residents of Kishore’s village refuse to share food with Basanti and her son because of the ever-present threat of starvation.

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