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  • Mahaprithibi

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     1'''Mahaprithibi''' 
     2 
     3 
     4aka World Within, World Without 
     51991 105’ col Bengali 
     6d/sc Mrinal Sen pc G.G. Films st Anjan Dutt 
     7c Shashi Anand m B.V. Karanth, Chandan Roy 
     8Choudhury 
     9lp Victor Bannerjee, Soumitra Chatterjee, 
     10Anjan Dutt, Aparna Sen, Geeta Sen, Anasuya 
     11Majumdar 
     12 
     13 
     14With this film Sen returned to his most 
     15congenial setting, Calcutta, and to one of his 
     16favourite plot formulas: the sudden 
     17disappearance of a family member causes the 
     18others to reflect on themselves and their lives. 
     19Here Sen considers the lives of a Bengali 
     20middle-class family against the background of 
     21‘the new world order’ with the defeat of the 
     22USSR in the cold war and the unification of 
     23Germany. When the elderly mother (G. Sen) of 
     24a Calcutta family hangs herself, her husband (S. 
     25Chatterjee), her youngest son (Dutta), her 
     26mentally unbalanced daughter (Majumdar) and 
     27her widowed daughter-in-law (A.Sen) are 
     28distraught but do not have the courage to read 
     29the old woman’s diary. When the eldest son 
     30(Bannerjee) returns from Germany, his anxious 
     31questioning brings to light the disorientation 
     32experienced by the family and the way world 
     33history penetrates into the fabric of individual 
     34lives. In the end the daughter, with silent anger 
     35and resentment, burns the mother’s diary, 
     36unread. 
     37 
     38[[Film]]