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A River Called Titas (1973)

Titas Ekti Nodir Naam (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 27 July 1973 (Bangladesh)
A 1973 Bangladeshi film it describes the life of the fishermen on the bank of the Titas River in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh.

Director:

Ritwik Ghatak

Writers:

Advaita Malla Burman (story) (as Advaita Mulya Barman), Ritwik Ghatak (script)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rosy Samad ... Basanti
Kabori Sarwar ... Rajar Jhi
Rawshan Zamil ... Basanti's mother
Rani Sarkar Rani Sarkar ... Mungli
Sufia Rustam Sufia Rustam ... Udaytara
Prabir Mitra Prabir Mitra ... Kishore
Shafikul Islam Shafikul Islam ... Ananta
Golam Mustafa Golam Mustafa ... Ramprasad / Kader Mian
Ritwik Ghatak ... Tilakchand
Fakrul Hasan Boiragi Fakrul Hasan Boiragi ... Nibaran
Banani Choudhury Banani Choudhury ... Moral ginni
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Farid Ali Farid Ali
Narayan Chakraborty Narayan Chakraborty ... Moral
Chetana Das
Abul Hayat ... Thakur
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Storyline

A fisherman, Kishore, marries Basanti when he visits a nearby village. After their wedding night (during which the couple is almost too shy to speak), she is kidnapped on the river. When she is found, she has amnesia; although Basanti does not remember her new husband's name or what he looks like, she remembers the name of his village. Ten years pass before she attempts to find him with their son, who sees his mother as a goddess. Some residents of Kishore's village refuse to share food with Basanti and her son because of the ever-present threat of starvation.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Director Ghatak appears in the film as a boatman, and Basanti's story is the first of several melodramatic tales. See more »

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Interesting, but...
17 September 2020 | by hemisphere65-1See all my reviews

The storytelling here is segmented and leans heavily on symbolism, but the acting is distractingly poor. It is difficult to stomach the dialogue, but that may be a translation/captioning issue.


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Country:

India | Bangladesh

Language:

Bengali

Release Date:

27 July 1973 (Bangladesh) See more »

Also Known As:

A River Called Titas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (35 mm version)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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