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Distant Thunder

Synopsis

[[Performer~P107687~Satyajit Ray~satyajitray]]'s drama about the Bengal famine of 1942-1943 stars frequent [[Performer~P107687~Ray~satyajitray]] collaborator [[Performer~P12538~Soumitra Chatterjee~soumitrachatterjee]] as Gangacharan, a Brahmin who sets up a school in a remote Bengali village. As World War II drains India's resources, the price of rice begins to rise, and soon the villagers can no longer afford to eat. Merchants horde their grain and the impoverished villagers riot in protest. Gangacharan...more

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