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The River (1959)

Ganga (original title)
| Drama
This is one of the best films of great director Rajen Tarafdar. He has beautifully portrayed the life of fishermen and their relation with the river. Bilas a poor fisherman who had lost his... See full summary »

Director:

Rajen Tarafder

Writers:

Samaresh Basu (novel), Rajen Tarafder (screenplay)

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Credited cast:
Ujjwal Bandyopadhyay Ujjwal Bandyopadhyay
Durgadas Bannerjee Durgadas Bannerjee ... (as Durgadas Bandyopadhyay)
Shefali Bannerjee Shefali Bannerjee ... (as Shefali Bandopadhyay)
Bhabatosh Bhattacharya Bhabatosh Bhattacharya
Sumana Bhattacharya Sumana Bhattacharya
Harimohan Bose Harimohan Bose ... (as Harimohan Basu)
Govinda Chakravarti Govinda Chakravarti ... Thandaram
Hrishikesh Chatterjee Hrishikesh Chatterjee ... Lathial (as Hrishikesh Chattopadhyay)
Tarapada Gangopadhyay Tarapada Gangopadhyay ... Ananta
Pramatha Nath Ghosh Pramatha Nath Ghosh ... Panchu's Father
Rathin Ghosh Rathin Ghosh
Sushil Ghosh Sushil Ghosh
Ruma Guha Thakurta ... Himi (as Ruma Gangopadhyay)
Mohammed Israil Mohammed Israil ... Kadam Panchu
Bholanath Koyal Bholanath Koyal ... Anath
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This is one of the best films of great director Rajen Tarafdar. He has beautifully portrayed the life of fishermen and their relation with the river. Bilas a poor fisherman who had lost his father and spend his life by catching fish on the river Ganga. A simple girl suddenly changed his life and confused him a lot. After lots of confusion, he took a bold step, left his beloved, and moved towards sea for a better future and hope. Bilas lost his father in the sea. Therefore, he caught fish in the river Ganga and sold them to different fish sellers. One day he met a girl and fell in love with her. Their love was deep and they were very much committed to each other. Unfortunately, the girl also used to sell fish in market. Bilas and his community had a social taboo. They did not allow such relations, which might affect their business. The girl bought fish from Bilas. In such a situation, both of them became confused. The girl was eager to move away with him, but Bilas was not mentally ...

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Country:

India

Language:

Bengali

Also Known As:

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Mono
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