Bimal is a taxi-driver in a small town. His taxi is his only companion and, although very battered, it is the apple of Bimal's eye. The film shows the love of taxi driver Bimal and his pathetic vehicle Jagaddal.
A group of Calcutta city slickers, including the well-off Asim (Soumitra Chatterjee), the meek Sanjoy (Subhendu Chatterjee) and the brutish Hari (Samit Bhanja), head out for a weekend in the wilderness.
As they return in a cab from a bar : Arise , awake and behold the boons due to you. The way is like a sharp Razor's edge, that is what the sages from ancient times tell us. These sages didn't know about the atom bomb.
They didn't , They didn't , did they ?
No, never.They didn't know war , they didn't know famine , neither did they know riots nor the partition of the country. They just kept chanting their ancient hymns to the Sun.
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Running Shaadi tells the story of a group of friends who set up a matrimonial website that helps sweethearts elope. Get in the zone for this flick by voting for your favorite Indian movie with a wedding scene.
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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