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8.0
/10
77 Ratings

Ajantrik

Directed by Ritwik Ghatak
India, 1958
Drama

Synopsis

In the story, the poor Bengali Bimal has an unusually intimate relationship with his broken-down old taxi and goes so far as to give it the name Jagoddal.

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Ajantrik Directed by Ritwik Ghatak

Critics reviews

The sound of this wreck being pulled away in the final scene is especially harsh and poignant, yet the sound of the detached car horn still wheezing and honking when an infant squeezes it allows the hero some sense of triumph and joy in the film’s final shot.
January 01, 2006
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It is a story that makes little sense… Ghatak, a leftist, a loser and alcoholic (he died in 1976 in poverty), is the one who, much more than Ray, the young Indian generation relates to. He is a man given to fragmenting who takes the time to try and put the pieces back together. This is why Ajantrik is a film that breathes. Sometimes with terrible asthma, sometimes with miraculous ease.
October 31, 1986
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