Based on a short story by Bengali writer Prafulla Roy, the central idea developed by director Dasgupta, tells the story of a girl, Lati, whose mother Rajani is a prostitute living and ... See full summary »
An 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 ... See full summary »
A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her birth mother, her family eventually agrees to take her to Sri Lanka, where they are abducted by the terrorist group known as the Tamil Tigers.
"Meghe Dhaka Tara" tells the tragic story of the beautiful daughter of a middle-class refugee family from East Pakistan, living in the outskirts of Calcutta under modest circumstances. ... See full summary »
The film is based on the lives of Bengali's across the world, especially on those settled abroad. It attempts to delineate the pain and dilemma of Bengali's estranged from their places of ... See full summary »
Mir Afsar Ali,
Lakha comes from a family of bird catchers, but questions the value of catching birds. He, and the older Bhushan, sell their caged birds to the local dealer. Lakha's wife, Sari, complains ... See full summary »
Gangacharan is the new Brahmin of a village, where he assumes various duties: teaching, organizing religious events, and trying to prevent epidemics. But in that year 1943, war is raging (... See full summary »
I was very sad when I read the Dutch commenter's note on the film. I think, you should not have waited for a film that handles the story the same way as an American (or even a European) film would do. Here, you have to discover the situation and get involved before the story actually starts. I don't think at all that this film was amateurish in technical matters - in fact, it had the most beautiful cinematography I have seen in years! (Check out the scene with the burning church, for example.) I liked it and never got bored at all. I saw it on an afternoon in a movie theater in Paris. Of course, there were few people, but nobody left before the ending. Maybe this should not be watched by people who just watch "exotic" films out of snobism, but by those who want to discover something. The only point I didn't like about 'Uttara' was its didactic approach at the end, where the 'dwarf' explains to Uttara what the film is all about. But otherwise I found the film fascinating, beautifully filmed, and interesting. I absolutely recommend it to anyone interested in Asian cinema.
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