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)
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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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1 October 1965 (India)  »

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Il fiume subarna  »

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Haraprasad: Explaining to a sorry Ishwar : Will you take me to Calcutta, I do not have money but you seem to posses a lot Calcutta is full of fun now In the shops, hotels and Race course ,what a horrible fun You will see it and you will be stunned to see how people let themselves go with the current The way of the herd is truth Indulgence is the way to liberation
Ishwar Chakraborty: Indulgence?
Haraprasad: You've spent your life in continence Letting oneself being swepth away by the current and feeling of that intoxication, you lose ...
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beautiful
19 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen two of Ghatak's films, this and "Cloud-Capped Star". Ghatak creates a distinct and poignant mood of tragedy that is not entirely without redemption or promise. He also puts music to powerful effect; here the lead (Sita) sings so beautifully and sadly it will break your heart. The film has elements of a fairy tale - - I am thinking particularly of the way in which fateful forces separate and then reunite the long-lost characters. Ghatak handles the story in such a way that such elements feel entirely natural.

I cannot figure out why Ghatak is relatively unknown in the United States. He's at least as good as Ray. Both, though, are underrepresented, and their films are pitifully hard to find.

I thought this was one of the best films I've seen.


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