Uttaryan’ is a wonderful film of love, hope, and sacrifice directed by the eminent direction group ‘Agradoot’. Uttam Kumar, Supriya Devi, Sabitri Chatterjee, Anil Chatterjee are wonderful in their roles, while the Mahanayak is in a double role. The film is about the relationship of a few people in the war period in India. Their love and trust survives is at stake in the city that is devastated by the war and took toll of so many lives and so much resourses. Everyone tries to live, and their everyday struggle is to come out of the pain and the aftermath of war that has damaged their lives in some way or the other. It is a struggle in every way – they are all trying to defeat their fate, trying to love and trust each other, and above all live. The film may remind us of the Hindi film ‘Hum Dono’ which is another classic cast by Dev Anand, Sadhna, Achla Sachdev.
‘Pather Panchali’, the first of the Apu trilogy directed by Satyajit Ray and based on a novel by Bibhuti Bhusan Bandopadhyay marked a distinct milestone of the Bengali, as well as Indian cinema and the advent of a world-class director that the Indian cinema was going to have. The film is a unique creation of all times. It is about the journey of a little boy Apu, his adventures with his elder sister Durga, his world of dreams and wonders that revolved around his mother Sarbajaya, his father Harihar- who stayed away from the family, his paternal aunt Indir-thakrun, his wonders and explorations of trivialities. It is not the things that fills you wonders have to be extraordinary, it is the vision you look with makes everyday life wonderful. ‘Pather Panchali’ is a film that is very hard to describe in words, but sets you on a wonderful magical ride that takes us all to our childhood dreams with Apu and Durga. The cast is wonderful with Karuna Banerjee, Kanu Bandopadhyay, Chunibala Debi, Uma DasGupta, Subir Banerjee, where the actor acted non-actingly.
A magical movie, a splendid odessey, a lifetime of dreams!
‘Apur Sansar’ is the final of the Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray, based on ‘Aparajito’ by Bibhutibhusan Bandopadhyay, that introduced Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore. The film has been acclaimed by audience and critics in India and abroad and won several awards.