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Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1990)

| Drama | 1990 (India)
After years of painstaking research at the cost of his domestic pleasure, Dr. Dipankar Roy discovers a vaccine for leprosy. The news is flashed over television and overnight, an ... See full summary »

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Pankaj Kapur
Deepa Sahi
Vijayendra Ghatge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monir Azam
Kristin Basak
Samir Kumar Basu
Nirmal Biswas
Asoke Chakraborty
Anil Chatterjee
Bhaskar Chatterjee
Madhuri Chatterjee
Vasant Choudhury ...
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Alina Pal Chowdhury
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After years of painstaking research at the cost of his domestic pleasure, Dr. Dipankar Roy discovers a vaccine for leprosy. The news is flashed over television and overnight, an insignificant junior doctor receives international recognition. Professional jealousy and abuse of power threaten Dr. Roy, even as the Secretary of Health reprimands him for breaking the news to the press. He is asked to report to the Director of Health. Professional colleagues Dr. Arijit Sen and Dr. Ramananda invite him to a lecture but it is merely a pretence to humiliate him. Dr. Roy suffers a mild heart attack but he refuses to go to the hospital. His wife and few others like Dr. Kundu stand by Dr. Roy, but the harassment continues; a letter from an American foundation is suppressed and Dr. Roy transferred to a remote village. The last straw is two American doctors receiving credit for discovering the same vaccine. Dr. Roy is shattered. Written by Rajesh Das

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Excellent movie
7 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a truly outstanding movie based on a real life story.Pankaj Kapur adds such passion to the character of the Doctor who spends 10 years of his life coming out with a vaccine against leprosy.In the process he totally ignores his wife Shabana azmi(again a great performance) and she is close to abandoning him.When finally he achieves the breakthrough he finds he has a bigger fight on his hands against the corrupt and lazy govt and scientific community.He gets no support from even his best friend a successful doctor(Vijayendra ghatge) due to jealousy.Though Vijayendra's wife played by deepa sahi sympathizes with Pankaj.Again a very subtle and good performance by Deepa Sahi. The climax forms the remaining story.Pankaj Kapur is definitely a great actor who somehow has not achieved by recognition he deserves.And this movie I think his best performance.


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