Subarnarekha

by Ritwik Ghatak, India, 1962
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The film tells the story of Ishwar Chakraborty, a Hindu refugee from East Pakistan after the 1947 partition of India. He goes to West Bengal with his little sister Sita where he tries to start a new life. In a refugee camp, they see the abduction of a low-caste woman and Ishwar takes her little son Abhiram with him. He gets a job at a factory in the province, near the Subarnarekha River, courtesy his college friend Rambilas. Ishwar, Sita and Abhiram arrive at Chatimpur, a small settlement near Ghatshila where they meet Mukherjee, foreman of the foundry workshop, who greets them with love.

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Original TitleSubarnarekha
TitleSubarnarekha
Directed byRitwik Ghatak
CountryIndia
Year1962
ScreenplayRitwik Ghatak
Film EditingRamesh Joshi
SoundtrackUstad Bahadur Khan
CinematographyDilip Ranjan Mukhopadhyay
SoundSatyen Chattopadhaya
Costumes
Production DesignRavi Chatterjee
ProductionRadheshyam Jhunjhunwala
Formats35mm
Runtime135 min.
LanguageBengali/d/f
CastIndrani Chakrabarty, Bijon Bhattacharya, Abhi Bhattacharya, Gita Dey, Madhabi Mukherjee, Abanish Banerjee, Bhanu Ghosh, Shyamal Ghoshal, Satindra Bhattacharya, Ritwik Ghatak

Credits

Original TitleSubarnarekha
TitleSubarnarekha
Directed byRitwik Ghatak
CountryIndia
Year1962
ScreenplayRitwik Ghatak
Film EditingRamesh Joshi
SoundtrackUstad Bahadur Khan
CinematographyDilip Ranjan Mukhopadhyay
SoundSatyen Chattopadhaya
Costumes
Production DesignRavi Chatterjee
ProductionRadheshyam Jhunjhunwala
Formats35mm
Runtime135 min.
LanguageBengali/d/f
CastIndrani Chakrabarty, Bijon Bhattacharya, Abhi Bhattacharya, Gita Dey, Madhabi Mukherjee, Abanish Banerjee, Bhanu Ghosh, Shyamal Ghoshal, Satindra Bhattacharya, Ritwik Ghatak

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«Ghatak, ein Linker, ein Loser, ein Alkoholiker (er starb 1976 in der Misere), ist ein Filmemacher, auf den sich die junge indische Generation weitaus mehr bezieht als auf Ray. - Das Kino war eine Zeitlang in unbeschreiblicher Weise offen fĂŒr all das, was nicht Kino war. Das Kino von Ghatak, wahrscheinlich.»

Serge Daney, Libération

«Il faut se rendre Ă  l'Ă©vidence, mĂȘme si le choc est terrible. Le fait de ne plus faire confiance aux valeurs et au progrĂšs humains constitue en effet un vĂ©ritable pĂ©chĂ©. Nous devons faire avancer la prochaine gĂ©nĂ©ration par tous les moyens, et mĂȘme s'il le faut, par le mensonge.»

Ritwik Ghatak