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The Golden Thread (1965)

Subarnarekha (original title)
| Drama | 1965 (India)
A man (Abhi Bhattacharya) opposes the love between his sister and the orphan (Satindra Bhattacharya) they adopted years earlier.

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Abhi Bhattacharya ...
Ishwar Chakraborty (as Shri Abhi Bhattacharya)
Bijon Bhattacharya ...
Haraprasad (as Shri Bijon Bhattacharya)
Indrani Chakrabarty ...
Little Sita (as Shrimati Indrani Chakraborty)
Gita Dey ...
Koushalya (as Shri Gita Dey)
Tarun ...
Abhiram as boy (as Shriman Tarun)
Sikander Azam ...
(as Shri Sekendar Azam)
Abanish Banerjee ...
Hari Babu (as Shri Abanish Bandyopadhyay)
Bhanu Ghosh ...
(as Shri Bhanu Ghosh)
Shyamal Ghoshal ...
Benimadhab (as Shri Shyamal Ghoshal)
Arun Chowdhury ...
Gurudev (as Shri Arun Chowdhury)
Pitambar ...
Rambilas (as Shri Peetambar)
Kalpana Jana ...
(as Shri Kalpana Jana)
Gopal Sanyal ...
(as Shri Gopal Sanyal)
Ranen Ray Choudhury ...
Baul singer (as Shri Ranen Roychowdhury)
Jahar Roy ...
Mukherjee (as Shri Jahar Roy)
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A man (Abhi Bhattacharya) opposes the love between his sister and the orphan (Satindra Bhattacharya) they adopted years earlier.

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Ritwik Ghatak's great work should get 9/10
9 May 2014 | by (Kolkata,India) – See all my reviews

I watched this film at my college days.I saw it twice.But still I have not lost my appetite to watch it again.

This film features post-independent state of Bengal.

This film contradicted many old ideas like 'Nachiketa','Upanishad' and pioneered a new era after partition of Bengal.

The river Subarnarekha and a beautiful home (surrounded by birds,music) on the bank of the river symbolizes the happiness,joy of the homeless people who has come from the East Pakistan.

The director shows here that continuous rioting,communality,partition have killed Bengali classic culture,pride etc.

The background music applied is just awesome by Ustad Bahadur Khan and good singing by Arati Mukherjee.

The application and implication of the Rabindra song "Aj Dhaner Khete" implies the director's great sense.

No doubt it should be taken as one of the best movies ever made in India.

This great work by Ritwik Ghatak should get many awards but got nothing.

I think this was the next master work after 'Meghe Dhaka Tara' by Ritwik Ghatak.


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