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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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Haraprasad: 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.
Ishwar Chakraborty: They didn't , They didn't , did they ?
Haraprasad: 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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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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