Saturday, July 18, 2020

Meghe Dhaka Tara - Movie

1960. Bengali. Ritwik Ghatak. Based on novel by Shaktipada Rajguru.

It features in the top 100 Indian films of all time. A post-partition movie about a family of refugees living outside Calcutta, with the constant fear of eviction, lack of employment and opportunity. The story revolves around the eldest daughter of a family who is the sole earning member and how the family takes advantage of her goodness. She ends up sacrificing her relationships, health, education, career and in the end, is left pining for a life of her own. A movie that haunts you well after it's over.

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