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RIVER CALLED TITAS, A
RIVER CALLED TITAS, A


 
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Overwhelmed by the changes in his native East Bengal following the independence of Bangladesh, Ritwik Ghatak made this powerful adaptation of a celebrated Bengali novel by Advaita Malla Barman. It is the epic story of the destruction of a fishing village on the banks of the River Titas. "Ghatak depicts the rhythm of the fishermen's small world in a style which blends the lyrical with the documentary, and intersperses episodes from the sad lives of various characters" (Derek Malcolm, British Film Institute). Also known as Titash Ekti Nadir Naam and A River Named Titash. In Bengali with English subtitles.

Ritwik Ghatak---India---1973---151 mins.