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Bhuvan Shome (1969)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 12 May 1969 (India)
Bhuvan Shome is a lonely widower, a proud old man and a strict disciplinarian. Looking back on the trodden path, strewn with staunch determination and drab attitudes, Bhuvan Shome, a ... See full summary »

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Mrinal Sen

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Badrinath (dialogue), Balaichand Mukherjee (story) (as Banaphool) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Utpal Dutt ... Bhuvan Shome
Suhasini Mulay ... Gauri
Shekhar Chatterjee Shekhar Chatterjee ... (as Sekhar Chatterjee)
Sadhu Meher Sadhu Meher ... Jadhav Patel
Punya Das Punya Das
Rochak Pandit Rochak Pandit
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Amitabh Bachchan ... Narrator (voice) (as Amitabh)
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Bhuvan Shome is a lonely widower, a proud old man and a strict disciplinarian. Looking back on the trodden path, strewn with staunch determination and drab attitudes, Bhuvan Shome, a throughtly unenchanted man, seeks escape in a holiday. Off to duck shooting in Gujarat, Bhuvan Shome little ralises that the rejuvenation adventure would hurl him into a world so apart that he would find it the most joyful experience in his life. His new world consists of simple, uninitiated village folks, a bullock-cart drive, marauding buffalo and Gouri. In Gouri, Bhuvan Shome finds a fresh, throbbing pulse in a dying world. And suddenly everything lights up, perhaps heightening his sense of isolation, in his new found joy. Written by annonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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India

Language:

Hindi | Bengali | Gujarati

Release Date:

12 May 1969 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Shome See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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Mrinal Sen Productions See more »
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A film about beauty of life
2 August 2006 | by vvpadalkarSee all my reviews

Bhuvan Shome is one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen. Mrinal Sen,director of the film once said "BHUVAN sHOME IS THE STORY OF TRAGIC REALISATION' However I do not agree with it.In my opinion:

This film is about the most beautiful experiences of man.First of all he is touched by the beauty of NATURE.The open land and wind and.sky and birds,...An altogether different life from his PRISON. Nature sooths his hard rigid persona.

Secondly it is the realization that there is a vast unknown world beyond our own.Bhuwan shome did not know the names of many birds,trees,people.He experiences the joy of knowing his own limitations.

THIRDLY he experiences the touch of "unselfish love".The simple village girl takes pains to do many things for him.She does it because it is her nature.She did not expect anything in return.

Now there is the last touch: The touch of pity and sympathy.Bhuvan is moved because of the captivity of the bird and its desperate efforts for escape.....It is very rare for a person to experience so many touches in one day.Naturally they make deep impression on his soul.He will always remember this day,will always thank the wonderful girl for the gift she has given to him.

Hence the realization of Shome is not a tragic one.On the contrary it is a sublime realization that he can throw his burdens ,though even for one day.So he does a thing which he has not done in his life.He pardons a criminal.He discovers that feeling which a man experiences when he does something for others,unselfishly.He feels relieved.

And the viewer also finds the relief :"When the film discovers something fine ,something good something wonderful about the human animal"


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