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Subarnarekha (1965)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 October 1965 (India)
A man (Abhi Bhattacharya) opposes the love between his sister and the orphan (Satindra Bhattacharya) they adopted years earlier.

Director:

Ritwik Ghatak

Writers:

Umanath Bhattacharya (assistant screenplay writer) (as Shri Umanath Bhattacharya), Ritwik Ghatak (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Abhi Bhattacharya ... Ishwar Chakraborty (as Shri Abhi Bhattacharya)
Bijon Bhattacharya Bijon Bhattacharya ... Haraprasad (as Shri Bijon Bhattacharya)
Indrani Chakrabarty Indrani Chakrabarty ... Little Sita (as Shrimati Indrani Chakraborty)
Gita Dey ... Koushalya (as Shri Gita Dey)
Tarun Tarun ... Abhiram as boy (as Shriman Tarun)
Sikander Azam Sikander Azam ... (as Shri Sekendar Azam)
Abanish Banerjee Abanish Banerjee ... Hari Babu (as Shri Abanish Bandyopadhyay)
Bhanu Ghosh Bhanu Ghosh ... (as Shri Bhanu Ghosh)
Shyamal Ghoshal Shyamal Ghoshal ... Benimadhab (as Shri Shyamal Ghoshal)
Arun Chowdhury Arun Chowdhury ... Gurudev (as Shri Arun Chowdhury)
Pitambar Pitambar ... Rambilas (as Shri Peetambar)
Kalpana Jana Kalpana Jana ... (as Shri Kalpana Jana)
Gopal Sanyal Gopal Sanyal ... (as Shri Gopal Sanyal)
Ranen Ray Choudhury Ranen Ray Choudhury ... Baul singer (as Shri Ranen Roychowdhury)
Jahar Roy Jahar Roy ... Mukherjee (as Shri Jahar Roy)
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A man (Abhi Bhattacharya) opposes the love between his sister and the orphan (Satindra Bhattacharya) they adopted years earlier.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

India

Language:

Bengali

Release Date:

1 October 1965 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Fluss Subarnarekha See more »

Filming Locations:

Calcutta, West Bengal, India

Company Credits

Production Co:

J.J. Films See more »
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| (BFI print)
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Quotes

Haraprasad: Desirious of Merit , Vajasravasa gave away everything, He had a son named Nachiketa
Ishwar Chakraborty: Cheers !
Haraprasad: The God of death said to Nachiketa , don't seek knowledge of the self , Ask for some other boon Ask for these celesital damsels , desired by the Gods Music , Dance , they are all yours Nachiketa was a fool to have denied all these
Ishwar Chakraborty: Nachiketa ?
Haraprasad: Me
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A Brainstormer
30 September 2013 | by kuldeep-sahaSee all my reviews

"Subarnarekha" means "Streak of Gold". Even for a layman like me this critically acclaimed film had brought along a golden treasure, in a sense that it makes a mind think about the duality of fiction and fact; of dream and void; and of course of the dilemma about truth and beauty in life. The film showcases outstanding acting performances,featuring some of the most brilliant actors/actresses(Abhi Bhattyacharya,Bijan Bhattacharya,Madhabi Mukhopadhyay)of our age. To me the greatest moment of this film appears when at the riverbank (subarnarekha) Sita's little son eventually asks his uncle Iswar the same questions which his mother had asked years ago when Iswar along with little Sita, had first come to Subarnarekha to settle for a job. The questions,wrapped with childish imaginations, were about their "new home", Iswar,who did not believe in telling fictions("lies" to Iswar) to amuse a child, when confronted with the same questions from Sita's son,stares at him, remaining baffled and speechless. He loses himself in a trans,perhaps in search of an answer, and finally protects the child's fantasies by giving an affirmative answer this time.


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