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One of Indian director Ritwik Ghatak's most acclaimed films was this rural drama - a meditation on poverty and familial dysfunction set in a Calcutta refugee village. Supriya Choudhury stars as Nita, a physically attractive, intelligent and diligent young woman who demonstrates extreme loyalty to her family. While walking through the square of the local market, she accidentally breaks her sandal. In lieu of spending her monthly salary on another pair of shoes, she continues to walk barefoot on the gravel. When she arrives back home, her lazy brother Shankar (Anil Chatterjee) finds her reading a letter from a boyfriend, Sanat (Niranjan Ray), then whips it out of her hand and begins to hassle her for spending money. At the same time, the youngest children in the family, Mantu (Dwiju Bhawal) and Gita (Gita Ghatak), beg their impoverished mother (Gita De) for new clothing. When their requests fail, they begin pressuring Nita to help them. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Cast

Dwiju Bhawal
as Montu, younger brother
Guita De
as the mother
Anil Chatterjee
as Shankar
Bijon Bhattacharya
as the father
Satindra Bhattacharya
Supriya Choudhury
as Nita
Gyanesh Mukherjee
Niranjan Roy
as Sanat

Crew

Ritwik Ghatak
Director
Ritwik Ghatak
Screenwriter
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