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Ajantrik (1958)

Bimal is a taxi-driver in a small town. His taxi is his only companion and, although very battered, it is the apple of Bimal's eye. The film shows the love of taxi driver Bimal and his pathetic vehicle Jagaddal.

Director:

Ritwik Ghatak

Writers:

Ritwik Ghatak (scenario), Subodh Ghosh (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kali Bannerjee ... Bimal
Gangapada Basu Gangapada Basu ... Uncle
Satindra Bhattacharya Satindra Bhattacharya
Tulsi Chakraborty
Anil Chatterjee ... Groom
Shriman Deepak Shriman Deepak ... Boy
Kajal Gupta Kajal Gupta ... Young woman
Gyanesh Mukherjee Gyanesh Mukherjee ... Mechanic
Keshto Mukherjee ... Lunatic
Sita Mukherjee Sita Mukherjee
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Bimal is a taxi-driver in a small town. His taxi is his only companion and, although very battered, it is the apple of Bimal's eye. The film shows the love of taxi driver Bimal and his pathetic vehicle Jagaddal.

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Country:

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Language:

Bengali

Release Date:

22 October 1987 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

L'homme-auto See more »

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A Masterpiece By A Mercurial Director
27 February 2018 | by rupak_speakingSee all my reviews

I saw this movie long back, and I never knew who the director was, until of late. If you live a character in a movie, no matter how odd or eccentric it is, this is one, and Kali Banerjee absoultely nailed it. He was an immensely talented actor of his day, partly underutilized I say, much like Kharaj Mukherjee of now. Still he came up with breathtaking performances in Neel Akasher Neeche, Kokhono Megh, etc. Ritwik Ghatak shows his class yet again, and comparisons can be drawn of this film with Ray's Abhijaan, where both the characters share the love of what they drive. Very apt title for the movie... 8/10.


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