Jadu Bansha (1974)

 ●  Bengali ● 2 hrs 47 mins

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Modernist critique of decadent rationalism by the former critic and film society organiser Choudhury. A group of young people live in an unnamed, culturally insecure town where they interact with a series of characters e.g. an old shopkeeper (Uttam Kumar) whom they torture and humiliate but who remains their staunchest ally until his death. The self-indulgent style is occasionally interrupted by lively scenes such as the encounter with a deaf politician, the ransacking of a shop and the number picturised on an Atulprasad Sen lyric, Ar kata kal thakbo basey. Aparna Sen played a double role in the film.

Cast: Sharmila Tagore, Uttam Kumar Chatterjee

Crew: Partha Pratim Chowdhury (Director)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1974 (India)

Bengali Name: জাদু বনসা

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Black & White
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24 fps
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2.39:1 (Scope)