Version 2 (modified by j, 11 years ago) (diff)

add notice

The latest version of this page moved to - Click here


aka The People 1978 172’ col Bengali d/co-sc/co-lyr Tarun Majumdar pc West Bengal Govt st/co-lyr Tarashankar Bannerjee from his novel (1942) co-sc Rajen Tarafdar co-lyr Pulak Bandyopadhyay, Mukul Dutta, Gangacharan Sarkar c Shakti Bannerjee m Hemanta Mukherjee lp Soumitra Chatterjee, Sandhya Roy, Madhabi Mukherjee, Samit Bhanja, Ajitesh Bannerjee, Anup Kumar Das, Debraj Roy, Robi Ghosh, Purnima Devi, Sumitra Mukherjee

This adaptation of Bannerjee’s main novel is Majumdar’s most ambitious film. Set in pre- WW2 rural Bengal, it chronicles the revolution incited by two villagers, a blacksmith and a tanner, who refuse to work on the traditionally established rates of barter. A rapacious village landlord, a radicalised schoolteacher (Chatterjee), a revolutionary sought by the British and a group of corrupt policemen lead a large ensemble of characters in a film whose political message is made to order for its sponsors.