MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,497 this week

An Enemy of the People (1989)
"Ganashatru" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  19 January 1990 (India)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 493 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 12 critic

In this adaption of the Ibsen stage play, an idealistic physician discovers that the town's hot springs are dangerously contaminated. But with the community relying on the spa for tourist dollars, his warnings to the falls for deaf ears.

Director:

Writers:

(research), (play), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 05 Jun 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 06 Feb 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 29 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: An Enemy of the People (1989)

An Enemy of the People (1989) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of An Enemy of the People.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Chaar (2014)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This film is based on four short stories by different writers: "Bateswarer Abodan" by Parasuram, "Porikkha" by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, "Kagtarua" by Satyajit Ray and "Dui Bondhu" by Satyajit Ray.

Director: Sandip Ray
Stars: Paran Banerjee, Saswata Chatterjee, Rajatabha Dutta
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Sandip Ray's next where 4 ghost stories are spun together in a comical twist surrounding unusual events.The film is a collection of four short films based on four Bengali short stories- ... See full summary »

Director: Sandip Ray
Stars: Paran Banerjee, Saswata Chatterjee, Abir Chatterjee
The Adversary (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A young college graduate is struggling to find a job. He lives in a flat with his younger, employed sister, revolutionary brother and widowed mother. The strain of the situation ultimately causes him to hallucinate.

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Dhritiman Chatterjee, Asgar Ali, Arabinda Banerjee
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Chatterji is an ambitious and self-made young man who becomes the director of the company he works for.

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Sharmila Tagore, Barun Chanda, Paromita Chowdhury
The Holy Man (1965)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A devout Hindu family falls victim to a charlatan posing as a holy man.

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Charuprakash Ghosh, Robi Ghosh, Prasad Mukherjee
The Stranger (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A well-off family is paid an unexpected, and rather unwanted, visit by a man claiming to be the woman's long-lost uncle. The initial suspicion with which they greet the man slowly dissolves... See full summary »

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Dipankar Dey, Mamata Shankar, Bikram Bhattacharya
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

To Ritwik Ghatak film was not merely a form of entertainment, but a weapon, a medium to portray struggle of common men. He was successful neither in his career nor he could he become a good... See full summary »

Director: Kamaleswar Mukherjee
Stars: Saswata Chatterjee, Ananya Chatterjee, Abir Chatterjee
The Coward (1965)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Amitabha Roy (Soumitra Chatterjee), a sriptwriter has a breakdown near a tea-estate and he is offered a place to stay by the estate manager (Haradhan Banerjee) at his bungalow. When he ... See full summary »

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Haradhan Bannerjee
The Middleman (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A bright and idealistic young man steels himself for the dog-eat-dog business world, only to flounder in a job market packed with thousands of other hopefuls.

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Pradip Mukherjee, Rafiq Ahmed, S. Bagchi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Four brothers converge around an ailing father.

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Ajit Banerjee, Haradhan Bannerjee, Soumitra Chatterjee
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When the movie opens, a woman is recalling the events that molded her perspective on the world. Years ago, her husband, a wealthy Western-educated landowner, challenged tradition by ... See full summary »

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Victor Banerjee, Swatilekha Sengupta
Paras-Pathar (1958)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An underpaid middle-aged clerk finds a 'parash pathar', a stone that changes iron to gold on touch.

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Tulsi Chakraborty, Kali Bannerjee, Ranibala
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Dr. Ashok Gupta (as Soumitra Chattopadhyay)
Dhritiman Chatterjee ...
Nishith Gupta (as Dhritiman Chattopadhyay)
Dipankar Dey ...
Haridas Bagchi
Ruma Guha Thakurta ...
Maya Gupta (as Ruma Guhathakurta)
Mamata Shankar ...
Indrani Gupta
Subhendu Chatterjee ...
Biresh Guha (as Subhendu Chattopadhyay)
Manoj Mitra
Bhishma Guhathakurta ...
Ranen Haldar
Satya Bannerjee ...
Landlord (as Satya Bandyopadhyay)
Rajaram Yagnik ...
Mr. Bhargav
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashok Bera
Buddhadeb Bhattacharya
Sharmi Chakraborty
Ajit Chatterjee
Purna Chattopadhyay
Edit

Storyline

In this adaption of the Ibsen stage play, an idealistic physician discovers that the town's hot springs are dangerously contaminated. But with the community relying on the spa for tourist dollars, his warnings to the falls for deaf ears.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 January 1990 (India)  »

Also Known As:

A nép ellensége  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of An Enemy of the People (1978) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not one of Ray's best, but it's decent
23 February 2014 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Ray adapts an Ibsen play. This feels very much like a made-for-TV movie, and it's a bit of a slog, especially up front, but it gains momentum as it goes on and is pretty interesting. Dr. Gupta (Soumitra Chatterjee) discovers that the holy water from a popular local temple is infected with bacteria. Fixing the problem will be costly and a lot of people are against it, including Gupta's brother (Dhritiman Chatterjee), a bureaucrat. Eventually, Dr. Gupta finds himself in deep disapproval of the community, a virtual pariah. This is part of a recently released Eclipse set, Late Ray, but can also be watched on Hulu Plus.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss An Enemy of the People (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?