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Directed by Tapan Sinha
India, 1957


An Afghan fruit seller befriends a small Bengali girl in Calcutta because she reminds him of his daughter. He gets a letter notifying him of his daughter’s illness and decides to return, but kills a man in a dispute on the eve of his journey and spends the next ten years in jail.

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Kabuliwala Directed by Tapan Sinha

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1957 | Winner: Special Prize (Silver Berlin Bear)