Maghe Dhaka Tara

Maghe Dhaka Tara

Supriya Choudhury
Director: Ritwik Ghatak Cast: Supriya Choudhury
Supriya Choudhury
, Anil Chatterjee
Anil Chatterjee
, Bijon Bhattacharya
Bijon Bhattacharya
Ritwik Ghatak

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One of Indian director Ritwik Ghatak's most acclaimed films was this rural drama - a meditation on poverty and familial dysfunction set in a Calcutta refugee village. Supriya Choudhury stars as Nita, a physically attractive, intelligent and diligent young woman who demonstrates extreme loyalty to her family. While walking through the square of the local market, she accidentally breaks her sandal. In lieu of spending her monthly salary on another pair of shoes, she continues to walk barefoot on the gravel. When she arrives back home, her lazy brother Shankar (Anil Chatterjee) finds her reading a letter from a boyfriend, Sanat (Niranjan Ray), then whips it out of her hand and begins to hassle her for spending money. At the same time, the youngest children in the family, Mantu (Dwiju Bhawal) and Gita (Gita Ghatak), beg their impoverished mother (Gita De) for new clothing. When their requests fail, they begin pressuring Nita to help them.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/10/2019
UPC: 0715515233415
Original Release: 1960
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 2:07:00
Sales rank: 15,583

Special Features

New 2K digital restoration, undertaken in partnership with the Film Foundation's World Cinema Project and the Cinetica di Bologna, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack New conversation between filmmakers Saeed Akhtar Mirza and Kumar Shahani Stills gallery featuring rare photographs related to director Ritwik Ghatak's life and work, curated by writer and photographer Nabarupa Bhattacharjee

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