Sometime in the early years of the century, a boy, Apu, is born to a poor Brahmin family in a village in Bengal. The father, a poet and priest, cannot earn enough to keep his family going. ... See full summary »
Janala tells the story about a man, Bimal, who decides to give a little back to his old school despite the fact he has very little money himself. As a child Bimal had a favourite corner ... See full summary »
Bagh Bahadur is a 1989 Bengali drama film directed and written by Buddhadev Dasgupta. The film is about a man who paints himself as a tiger and dances in a village in Bengal. The movie ... See full summary »
I found this movie absolutely arresting and poetic. The shots were beautiful and the characters serene. The dialect was so well orated by the actors. Tapas Paul is such a good actor. And its brave of him to experiment with such artsy films despite his urban star status.
Being away from my own home, I can relate to the importance of letters which later became phone calls and now emails.
Dasgupta is a class act and I love the way he picturizes his films and tells his stories. Its so beautiful and there is so much depth into the stories.
I wish to see more such films from our contemporary Bengali filmmakers because we are not really only pop culture.
Granted it could be slow for people who are used to the commercial cinema and Bollywood but this is a must see for all art lovers.
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