A poor Chinese hawker,Wang Lu sells his merchandise, China silk in the streets of Calcutta.

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Credited cast:
Kali Bannerjee ...
Wang Lu (as Kali Bandopadhyay)
Manju Dey ...
Smriti Biswas
Bikash Roy ...
Basanti's Husband
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Quo Lin An
Ajit Banerjee ...
(as Ajit Bandopadhyay)
Robin Banerjee ...
(as Rabin Bandopadhyay)
Sudhir Basu
Rasuraj Chakraborthy ...
(as Rasaraj Chakraborty)
Ajit Chatterjee ...
(as Ajit Chattopadhyay)
Priya Chatterjee ...
(as Priya Chattopadhyay)
Chandi Chattopadhyay
Liu Chan Chin
Bhaskar Deb
Lee Chiu Fong
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Set in 1930s, the film tells the story of an honest Chinese hawker, Wang Lu,who sells silk in Calcutta's streets while refusing to get involved in the opium trade run by his fellow countrymen. He feels a sisterly affection towards Basanti engaged in a political group, the wife of a lawyer. Basanti is arrested and imprisoned causing Wang Lu to get involved with her political group. He later returns to China to join the resistance movement against the Japanese invasion of China in 1931. Written by Swarup Basak

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20 February 1959 (India)  »

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Under the Blue Sky  »

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Mrinal Sen & the bourgeosis commentary
14 April 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This films falls into the first phase of Mrinal Sen's work that is from 1955-54. His films show cased the humanist emotion in him. During his early years he was influenced by Hollywood cinema , which can be evidently seen.

This film is based in India during the 1930's and makes a comment on the bourgeosis attitude prevailing.The class divide and a sense of loneliness is the main theme of the film

There is the constant use of three-point lighting. Useof music and songs to bring out the melancholy feel in the film.

To interpret the tittle , Neil Akashe Niche or Under the blue sky explains than evnthough everyone is under the same sky , people differ in their outlook towards life and other classes.


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