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Nirjan Saikate

1963 130’ b&w Bengali d/s Tapan Sinha pc New Theatres (Exhibitors) st Samaresh Bose c Bimal Mukherjee m Kalipada Sen lp Anil Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Ruma Guha-Thakurta, Chhaya Devi, Renuka Roy, Bharati Devi, Pahadi Sanyal, Jahar Ganguly, Robi Ghosh, Amar Mullick, Upamanyu Chatterjee

A leisurely tale using a narrative format reminiscent of Ophuls’s Le Plaisir (1951) with the coachload of women transposed to a railway carriage. A young writer meets four widows and a jilted young woman on the train to Puri. The rest of the film consists of their interactions, the revelation of their backgrounds and the touristic scenery (including the temple of Konarak).