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The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)

Meghe Dhaka Tara (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Musical | 14 April 1960 (India)
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A selfless young woman (Supriya Choudhury) sacrifices her own happiness for her unappreciative family.

Director:

Ritwik Ghatak (as Shri Ritwik Kumar Ghatak)

Writers:

Samiran Dutta (assistant scenario writer), Ritwik Ghatak (scenario) (as Shri Ritwik Kumar Ghatak) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Supriya Choudhury Supriya Choudhury ... Nita
Anil Chatterjee ... Shankar (as Anil Chattopadhyay)
Gyanesh Mukherjee Gyanesh Mukherjee ... Banshi Dutta (as Gyanesh Mukhopadhyay)
Bijon Bhattacharya Bijon Bhattacharya ... Taran Master
Gita Dey ... Mother
Gita Ghatak Gita Ghatak ... Gita
Dwiju Bhawal Dwiju Bhawal ... Mantu
Niranjan Ray Niranjan Ray ... Sanat
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abhi Bhattacharya
Satindra Bhattacharya Satindra Bhattacharya
Jamini Chakraborty Jamini Chakraborty
Suresh Chatterjee Suresh Chatterjee ... (as Suresh Chattopadhyay)
Ranen Ray Choudhury Ranen Ray Choudhury ... Baul singer (as Ranen Chowdhury)
Arati Das Arati Das
Narayan Dhar Narayan Dhar
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Storyline

"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. Neeta sacrifices everything for her family, including her personal happiness, her money, and her health, while her achievements are hardly ever recognized by the people around her. Written by meitschi

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Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

India

Language:

Bengali

Release Date:

14 April 1960 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Hidden Star See more »

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Production Co:

Chitrakalpa See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #993. See more »

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When Nita meets her former lover at the tree near the pond (after about 90 minutes), a microphone is visible in the top left corner. See more »

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Flighty take on the mundane
25 December 2004 | by sid-47See all my reviews

For someone who is not quite in the know, the subject matter of the story is to us who grew up in that time and place quite mundane. I know exactly the kind of girl Ghatak is talking about here, even a decade ago there were many of them I could see while commuting in Kolkata. Things have changed, though, and it is nice to have such a compelling piece of art to retain those memories.

But of course Ghatak is working on two planes in this movie. Ostensibly about the hapless girl driven by circumstance, the poor, gentle, tough, dreamy girl who is laid bare by the vicissitudes of existence may as well be that other great love of the director's life, mother Bengal.


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