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Palatak (1963)

Not Rated | | Drama | 21 June 1963 (India)
A wealthy man is struck by wanderlust that always takes him to new places where he mingles with the lives of different people.


Tarun Majumdar (as Yatrik), Dilip Mukherjee (as Yatrik) | 1 more credit »


Manoje Basu (story) (as Manoj Basu), Tarun Majumdar (screenplay) (as Yatrik)




Credited cast:
Anup Kumar Anup Kumar ... Basanta Chatujye
Sandhya Roy ... Sudha
Anubha Gupta Anubha Gupta ... Golap
Ruma Guha Thakurta ... Moyna
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Asitbaran Asitbaran ... Angti Chatujjye
Rishi Banerjee Rishi Banerjee ... (as Rishi Bandyopadhyay)
Panchanan Bhattacharya Panchanan Bhattacharya
Amar Biswas Amar Biswas
Harimohan Bose Harimohan Bose ... (as Harimohan Basu)
Khagesh Chakravarti Khagesh Chakravarti
Barun Das Barun Das
Shailen Das Shailen Das
Sushil Das Sushil Das
Asha Devi Asha Devi
Bharati Devi ... Angti's wife


A wealthy man is struck by wanderlust that always takes him to new places where he mingles with the lives of different people.

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Just a basic outline of the idea
12 January 2004 | by Rainmaker2004See all my reviews

Well, first of all, 'palatak' means 'escapist' in bengali (it's an Indian language if you don't know). The movie is old and so is in black and white. The story is adopted from a short story by a famous bengali writer. It is a story of a man who couldn't stand the bounds and chains of happy settled life and preferred the bengali village outdoors better. He has no fixed ambition other than to go to places and meet different people. A perfect bohemian character. The movie is about his journey and about the people he meets on his way. Given a choice of selecting the best feature of the movie, I probably couldn't make up my mind between the acting and the music. The songs are incredible and the acting unbelievable. To get the real feel of the movie you must understand bengali, subtitles never have the same depth and punch. If you are a bengali movie lover and want to see some great acting and hear some great music, this movie is a must-watch. I'm an fan of bengali movies and specially the old ones. I HAVE to give it a 10 out of 10.

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21 June 1963 (India) See more »

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Fragile Heaven See more »

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Rajkamal Kalamandir See more »
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