An adaptation of the novel with the same name by eminent Bengali writer Samaresh Basu, who wrote this travelogue under his pen name ‘Kalkut’. The writer is himself the protagonist. He is on his way to Puri by train where he gets acquainted with a group of 4 Bengali widows accompanying their niece, also going to Puri. The writer was going to just get out of his day to day Kolkata life whereas these ladies were actually going to calm down their niece who had just suffered a break up with her lover. The rest of the story revolves around these people and their attraction and involvement with the writer. The writer is amused with them and for his part tries to calm the girl. The story guides us around the different relationships the writer develops with each of the character he meets. The movie tries to show the social taboos for widows and teaches a wise philosophy that life is ahead of us and not before… —wikipedia
Tapan Sinha was born in 1924 in Kolkata. He graduated with Physics major from University of Calcutta. Sinha began his film career as a sound engineer in Calcutta’s New Theatre studios in 1946. Four years later, he received an invitation to London film festival and an opportunity of working in Pinewood Studios. He was in UK for two years. After his return to India, Sinha’s attention went to film direction. He was influenced by American and British film making. Tagore was a great source of inspiration to him and he made three films based on Tagore’s stories : Kabuliwala, Hungry Stones (Khudito Pashan) and Atithi.
Tapan Sinha’s first film Ankush was based on Narayan Gangopadhyay’s story ‘Sainik’. In 1957, his film ‘Kabuliwala’ was shown in Berlin Film festival. He has won National award many times and was awarded the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award. His films were shown in different film festivals all over the world. He was married to actress Arundhuti Devi who passed away in… read more