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Paar (1984)

This is Goutam Ghose's speculative commentary on poverty and exploitation in rural Bihar, based on Bengali story Paathi.

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Hari Singh
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Chamku
Masood Akhtar
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Kalyan Chatterjee
Bimal Deb
Bhoopal Reddy
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Reba Roy Chowdhury
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This is Goutam Ghose's speculative commentary on poverty and exploitation in rural Bihar, based on Bengali story Paathi.

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Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi and Goutam Ghosh got national awards in 1985 for their brilliant performances. See more »

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A Poignant Art movie of Survival !
13 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is how a great movie based on human fighting spirit is made without a show of vulgarity, extravagant costumes and scenes. This is a stark example of how a good film is crafted. No flamboyance, no artificiality, no fiction, no sci-fi effects and no fantasy. It is only a forceful depiction that "Life is not a bed of Roses". This is how some people living on the periphery of civilized world have to make their way through all odds ...... fighting for their own life and their would be child's life.

But it takes sharpened intellect to appreciate this movie. People and the X-generation who are used to watching fiction films directed by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas can never grasp the true meaning of life and its struggles. People born with silver spoons in their mouths can hardly watch such movies for they lack the sheer imagination that is characteristic of suffering/solitude/empathy and a longing to sacrifice everything for the posterity.


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