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Subarnarekha (1965)

A man (Abhi Bhattacharya) opposes the love between his sister and the orphan (Satindra Bhattacharya) they adopted years earlier.

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Ishwar Chakraborty (as Shri Abhi Bhattacharya)
Bijon Bhattacharya ...
Haraprasad (as Shri Bijon Bhattacharya)
Indrani Chakrabarty ...
Little Sita (as Shrimati Indrani Chakraborty)
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Koushalya (as Shri Gita Dey)
Tarun ...
Abhiram as boy (as Shriman Tarun)
Sikander Azam ...
(as Shri Sekendar Azam)
Abanish Banerjee ...
Hari Babu (as Shri Abanish Bandyopadhyay)
Bhanu Ghosh ...
(as Shri Bhanu Ghosh)
Shyamal Ghoshal ...
Benimadhab (as Shri Shyamal Ghoshal)
Arun Chowdhury ...
Gurudev (as Shri Arun Chowdhury)
Pitambar ...
Rambilas (as Shri Peetambar)
Kalpana Jana ...
(as Shri Kalpana Jana)
Gopal Sanyal ...
(as Shri Gopal Sanyal)
Ranen Ray Choudhury ...
Baul singer (as Shri Ranen Roychowdhury)
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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Haraprasad: As they return in a cab from a bar : Arise , awake and behold the boons due to you. The way is like a sharp Razor's edge, that is what the sages from ancient times tell us. These sages didn't know about the atom bomb.
Ishwar Chakraborty: They didn't , They didn't , did they ?
Haraprasad: No, never.They didn't know war , they didn't know famine , neither did they know riots nor the partition of the country. They just kept chanting their ancient hymns to the Sun.
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A Brainstormer
30 September 2013 | by See 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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