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Reason, Debate and a Story (1974)

Jukti, Takko Aar Gappo (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 30 September 1977 (India)
In this quest narrative that makes the Odyssey look like a trip to the mall, four men, each peculiar in his own way, embark on a quest to reason with the estranged wife of the protagonist.

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Ritwik Ghatak

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Ritwik Ghatak (as Shri Ritwik Kumar Ghatak), Ritwik Ghatak | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tripti Mitra ... Durga
Shaonli Mitra Shaonli Mitra ... Bangabala
Sugata Burman Sugata Burman ... Nachiketa
Bijon Bhattacharya Bijon Bhattacharya ... Jagannath
Ranen Ray Choudhury Ranen Ray Choudhury
Partha Pratim Chowdhury Partha Pratim Chowdhury
Utpal Dutt ... Shatrujit
Satindra Bhattacharya Satindra Bhattacharya
Pranab Pranab
Tarak Chatterjee Tarak Chatterjee ... (as Tarak Chattopadhyay)
Nani Chatterjee Nani Chatterjee ... (as Nani Chattopadhyay)
Subrata Sensharma Subrata Sensharma
Gyanesh Mukherjee Gyanesh Mukherjee ... Panchanan Ustad (as Gyanesh Mukhopadhyay)
Arun Roy Arun Roy
Ananya Ray Ananya Ray ... Leader of Naxalites (as Ananyo Roy)
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Nilkantha, an alcoholic frustrated intellectual, suddenly finds himself out of the street. His wife, Durga has suffered for his waywardness and his love for the bottle, finally leaves him, taking their son with. Nachiketa, a young, unemployed engineer, stays behind to look after him. Bangbala, a young refugee form Bangladesh comes into the empty house looking for shelter. While they sit musing on a part bench, they are joined by Jagannath, a penniless Sanskrit teacher. The strange foursome start on their extraordinary journey to Kanchanpur, Nilkanth's wife's new home. They along with Panchanan Ustad, an exponent of the chhau dance witness a Chhau performance of goddess Durga destroying a demon. The group walks into a confrontation between the tribals and the landlord. The landlord shoots in panic and kills Jagannath. On their way to Nilkanth's wife Durga's place, they have to pass through a sal forest, where hidden eyes watch their progress. The forest is a hideout for rebellious ...

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Country:

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Language:

Bengali

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30 September 1977 (India) See more »

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Best movie I have ever seen
12 November 1999 | by som-2See all my reviews

This movie is really getting a lower rating by the people who really don't understand what is serious movie making. This must get a 10 out of 10. This is not only my opinion but opinion of many others who have seen this movie.

The director of this movie Rwittik Ghatak also acted in this movie and demonstrated how painful a life could be with lost direction. Not having direction seems to be a fundamental problem of life for many people who think seriously about it. The division of the country ( India and Pakistan ) has painfully rooted among many who really suffered; we just realize that how painful it can be through this movie.

For serious movie watchers this is a must see movie. For casual watchers, don't see it! There is no entertainment in this movie..entertainment in common sense , I mean..there is of course, intellectual entertainment.


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