Anu (1998) -Indrani Haldar Classic Social Bangla Movie
Direction: Shatarupa Sanyal
Story: Shatarupa Sanyal
Music Direction: Shatarupa Sanyal
Lyric: Shatarupa Sanyal, Rabindranath Tagore (Tumi Kon Bhangoner Pathe Ele, Aji Bijan Ghore, Bartha Praner Abarjona and “O Majhi Oi” by Salil Chowdhury
Playback Singers: Indrani Sen, Haimanti Sukla, Jyotiprakash Chatterjee
Cast: Indrani Haldar, Nirmalya Banerjee, Debesh Roy Chowdhury, Surabjana Dasgupta, Sumita Basu, Urmimala Basu, Kheya Ghosh, Chitra Sen, Monu Mukherjee, Biplodal Chatterjee, Sukla Roy Chowdhury, Jayanta Dutta Barman, Soumi Das, Abani Bhattacharya, Arjun Bhattacharya, Shantanu Mitra, Kharaj Mukherjee, Subha Mukherjee, Seema Haldar, Papu Banerjee, Deya Ghosh, Sudhajit Guha, Bimal Chowdhury, Saurav Banerjee, , and more…..
Anu was releases in 1998 in Calcutta. This is one the bengali film that I watched in the movie hall. A classic movie directed by Shatarupa Sanyal. She also wrote the story, did the music direction in the film too. The story revolves around a girl “Anu” (Indrani Haldar) and her fight against society. While she was able to save Nirmalya, an activist, but she was raped by wrong people looking for the”leader” Nirmalya. Her husband was locked up in jail for his activities under a social group. Anu was able to save her husband but could not save herself from social stigma of being raped. However, she was very open minded and thought that at least her husband should not have any problem in future. After long time, her husband was released from jail and come to stay with Indrani Haldar again. He could not stand the fact that his wife was once raped! A classic film that will portray the social status of women in Bengal Society very well. A must watch film for all.
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