The film tells the story of Nita, a beautiful young woman who lives with her family, refugees from East Pakistan, in the suburbs of Calcutta. Nita is a self-sacrificing person who is constantly exploited by everyone around her, even her own family, who take her goodness for granted. Her life is ridden with personal tragedy: she loses first her fiancé, then her job and finally her health by contracting tuberculosis. It is only when she collapses that her family begins to realize what they have done to her. Her mostly absent would-be singer brother is the only person who cares about her.
|Original Title||Meghe dhaka tara|
|German Title||Der verborgene Stern|
|French Title||L´étoile cachée|
|Other Titles||The Cloud-Capped Star - Hidden Star|
|Directed by||Ritwik Ghatak|
|Available Formats||35mm, DCP|
|Film Editing||Ramesh Joshi|
|Sound||Mrinal Guhathakurta, Abani Chattopadhyay|
|Décors||Ravi Chatterjee, Subodh Das|
|Costumes||Sakti Sen (Makeup)|
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