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aka Sun and Showers 1969 116’ b&w Bengali d/sc/m Arundhati Devi p Ajitesh Bandyopadhyay pc K.L. Kapur Prod. st Rabindranath Tagore c Bimal Mukherjee lp Nripati Chatterjee, Hashu Bannerjee, Prahlad Brahmachari, Prasad Mukherjee, Swaroop Datta, Gautam Ghosh, Sushil Chakravarty, Bankim Ghosh, Monojit Lahiri, Bhabharup Bhattacharya, Balai Sen, Satu Majumdar, Samar Nag

Arundhati Devi aka Mukherjee’s 2nd feature after the critically acclaimed Chhuti (1967). Megh-o-Roudra tells of a strong young woman in British-ruled 19th C. Bengal. Struggling to affirm her human dignity in her village, she learns to read and write under the tutorship of a stubborn and impetuous law student who constantly challenges the British colonists and is eventually jailed. By the time he is released, the woman has become a prosperous widow. When they meet, she bows courteously to pay homage to the bedraggled man who helped her achieve self-confidence.