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The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)

Meghe Dhaka Tara (original title)
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

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Country:

India

Language:

Bengali

Release Date:

14 April 1960 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Hidden Star See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Chitrakalpa See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Goofs

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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unbelievably great film......................i can't believe it
2 August 2010 | by src_sauravSee all my reviews

it's just that he made films for the love of it and never for anyone else that this somewhat forgotten legend later realised to be great made such a deep film.This film is not about cinematography unlike ray's but this is about the script.The scene where the father say's "you bore the burden and now you are the burden,you shall go' is a landmark in itself.Especially the believe in her somewhat useless brother who becomes a gr8singer in bollywood .This film has to be seen without any distractions.i give film -10 ,script -11, and cinematography -9 all out of 10.The background music is amazing ,it;s tearful.After ,watching i am almost compelled to take up a camera and shoot a film for myself.I don't care about this plastic world anymore.


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