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Ek Din Achanak (1989)

One day a retired professor (Dr. Sreeram Lagoo) decides to go out for unknown work but don't come back, even there is no clue left behind. Family members, relatives and friends try hard but unable to come up with any satisfactory result.

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Professor (Neeta's father) (as Dr. Shreeram Lagoo)
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Seema (Neeta's sister) (as Roopa Ganguly)
Arjun Chakraborty ...
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Manohar Singh ...
Neeta's uncle
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Neeta's boyfriend (as Anjan Dutta)
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Anil Chatterjee ...
Arunbabu
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One day a retired professor (Dr. Sreeram Lagoo) decides to go out for unknown work but don't come back, even there is no clue left behind. Family members, relatives and friends try hard but unable to come up with any satisfactory result.

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Suddenly, One Day  »

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Memories of a disappearance
20 June 2000 | by (CT, USA) – See all my reviews

Ek Din Achanak in Hindi can be loosely translated as, "One day, without warning." This movie beautifully captures the vagaries of life in a typical middle-class home in a nondescript city in India. The subject of the movie is a retired professor Sriram Lagoo) who walks out on a rainy day and disappears without any reasons. The story unfolds as the family reacts to this disappearance first with shock, then sorrow, resignation and finally acceptance. This story is told with the lyrical background of rain and the pace is leisurely. No explanations are given, nor any analysis performed. The director tries to keep the movie focussed on the central theme without degenerating the plot to a thriller. Munmun Sen shines as the student whose relationship with the professor is left unsolved.

A must see if you are a lover of the ethos of the ordinariness of middle-class India.


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