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Bari Theke Paliye (1958)

A misbehaving boy who runs away from his village and goes to Calcutta.




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Credited cast:
Param Bharak Lahiri ...
Padmadevi ...
Mother (as Padma Devi)
Gyanesh Mukherjee ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kali Bannerjee ...
Bijon Bhattacharya
Satindra Bhattacharya ...
Mini's Father
Nripati Chatterjee ...
Shriman Deepak ...
Shailen Ghosh ...
Krishna Jaya ...
Niti Pandit ...
Mini's Mother
Jahar Roy ...
Traffic Policeman


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. Written by Swarup Basak

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24 June 1958 (India)  »

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Lovely cinema
5 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

Brilliant movie. A young, keen minded naughty boy runs away from his village to go to Calcutta. The movie has a lot of good shots of Calcutta in the 50s and a lot of real cinema without any attempt to glamorise or depress things needlessly as a lot of films try to do. Things aren't attempted to be too dramatic and the focus is on depicting things realistically. So you have happy stuff and sad stuff but not artificial stuff. Even the children in the movie act like normal children would. I loved how Ghatak took the shots. For instance, a busy street is shown from behind a street light in the middle of the road.

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