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     1'''Ganashatru''''''''' 
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     4aka An Enemy of the People 
     51989 99’ col Bengali 
     6d/sc/m Satyajit Ray pc NFDC st Henrik Ibsen’s 
     7play c Barun Raha 
     8lp Soumitra Chatterjee, Ruma Guha- 
     9Thakurta, Mamata Shankar, Dhritiman 
     10Chatterjee, Dipankar Dey, Subhendu 
     11Chatterjee, Manoj Mitra, Vishwa Guha- 
     12Thakurta, Rajaram Yagnik, Satya Bannerjee, 
     13Gobinda Mukherjee 
     14 
     15 
     16Having suffered a heart attack, Ray returned to 
     17cinema, extensively assisted by his son 
     18Sandeep, with a short documentary on his 
     19father, Sukumar Ray (1987), and with this first 
     20of three features set in contemporary Bengal, 
     21addressing, like his earlier trilogy, the theme of 
     22corruption. For his first contemporary story 
     23since Jana Aranya (1975), Ray transposes the 
     24Ibsen play into the story of Dr Ashok Gupta 
     25(Soumitra Chatterjee) who protests when the 
     26holy water in a temple turns out to be 
     27contaminated by bad plumbing and produces a 
     28jaundice epidemic. The doctor meets with 
     29powerful opposition from the temple trustees 
     30and the villagers. The plot device of making the 
     31holy water in a temple the cause of disease 
     32evoked the rise of the Hindu religious right 
     33wing in Indian politics. The film is shot 
     34predominantly in close-ups and mid-shots and 
     35seems to bear the stamp of Ray’s continuing ill 
     36health. 
     37 
     38[[Film]]