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Calcutta 71 (1971)

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An angry young man on trial in 1971,a rainstorm in a slum in 1933,a lower-middle-class family during the 1943 famine,teenage smugglers in 1953 and a middle-class group in a posh hotel in 1971.

Director:

Mrinal Sen

Writers:

Manik Bandopadhaya (short story) (as Manik Bandopadhyay), Samaresh Basu (short story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Madhabi Mukherjee
Gita Sen
Binota Roy Binota Roy
Ranjit Mallick
Utpal Dutt
Anubha Gupta Anubha Gupta ... (as Anuva Gupta)
Karuna Bannerjee
Suchita Ray Chaudhury Suchita Ray Chaudhury
Ajitesh Bannerjee Ajitesh Bannerjee ... Politician (as Ajitesh Bandopadhyay)
Subhash Dutta ... Train passenger
Satya Banerjee Satya Banerjee
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Storyline

A young man, eternally 20, walks through history, through poverty, squalor and death. Eternally 20 and killed so many times -- killed because he has been protesting and has remained an agent-provocateur. He comes and goes, between stories, each story having an independent set-up and new characters, but all stories harping on the eternal reality: Poverty and Degradation. While the physical look of poverty and hunger remains unchanged, it is the mind and attitude that keeps on changing. At the end, the young man of 20 appears on the screen again, just killed, and "incites" the spectators to react. Written by Swarup Basak

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Country:

India

Language:

Bengali

Also Known As:

Kolkata 71 See more »

Filming Locations:

Calcutta, West Bengal, India

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D.S.Pictures See more »
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Mono
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