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Indrani (1958)

Unemployed and lower caste sudarshan meets and marries indrani,a brahmin and employed girl. Hismanlihood and indranies selfrespect falls into obstacles fighting continuously withthe society.

Director:

Niren Lahiri

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Nripendrakrishna Chatterjee (screenplay) (as Nripendrakrishna Chattopadhyay), Gauri Prasanna Mazumder (lyrics) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Suchitra Sen ... Indrani
Uttam Kumar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Biman Bannerjee Biman Bannerjee ... (as Biman Bandyopadhyay)
Gangapada Basu Gangapada Basu
Panchanan Bhattacharya Panchanan Bhattacharya
Chhabi Biswas
Jiben Bose Jiben Bose
Shyamali Chakraborty Shyamali Chakraborty
Tulsi Chakraborty Tulsi Chakraborty
Aparna Devi Aparna Devi
Chandrabati Devi Chandrabati Devi ... (as Chandra Debi)
Gita Dey
Tapati Ghosh Tapati Ghosh
Tarun Kumar Tarun Kumar
Shyam Laha Shyam Laha
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Indrani is a brilliant student who studies in Calcutta. One day she meets Sudarshan, they fell in love and decided to get married against her parents wishes and Sudarshan's warning that he won't be able to provide for her. Indrani gets a job after college as school teacher but Sudarshan remains unemployed. Things get complicated when he can't find a job and starts suffering from loneliness and depression. He leaves Indrani and starts living in a village away from her. A village social worker helps him find work by helping the village water system. News about his work soon gets published in a newspaper and Indrani notices it and rushes back to the village to find him. She apologizes and the two soon get back together. Written by jubair07

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A Headmistress And Her Unemployed Husband
12 December 2008 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

'Indrani' stars the legendary pair of Bengali cinema Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen. Both actors are as likable as ever. In 'Indrani' they play two lovers who get married against their parents' wish. Then trouble arises in paradise when Indrani (Suchitra Sen) gets a job offer at a prestigious school while her husband struggles to find employment. After a spat, the husband leaves for another city and comes across a stranger who shows him how he can put his education and knowledge to good use without struggling for a job. Inspired by the stranger, he follows his lead and gradually makes something of himself by investing in others. When Indrani hears of this, she takes time off work and rushes off to tell her husband how proud she is but will he turns her down and asks her to leave.

I think the story could have been better balanced as it tend to drag at some portions. Moreover, Indrani seems absent in the second half (considering that she is the title character). The songs are nice but a few of them are repetitive. I absolutely loved the background score. So nostalgic! So whimsical. I particularly liked the flute pieces.

In spite of its faults, I still liked 'Indrani' because it was fun to see Uttam and Suchitra play a married couple and they are just magic on screen.


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