Titash Ekti Nadir Naam

Titas Ekti Nadir Naam ( Bengali : তিতাস একটি নদীর নাম ), Gold A River Called Titas , is a 1973 Bangladeshi film directed by Ritwik Ghatak . [1] [2] The movie was based on Adwaita Mallabarman . [3] The movie explores the life of the fishermen on the bank of the Titas River in Brahmanbaria , Bangladesh .

Rosy Samad, Mostafa Golam, Kabori , Prabir Mitra , and Roushan Jamil acted in the main roles. [4] The shooting of the movie took place on Ghatak’s health, as it was suffering from tuberculosis at the time.

Alongside Satyajit Ray ‘s Kanchenjungha (1962) [5] and Mrinal Sen ‘s Calcutta 71 (1972), Titash Ekti Nadir Naam is one of the Earliest movies to resemble hyperlink cinema , multiple featuring characters in a collection of Interconnected stories, predating Robert Altman ‘s Nashville (1975).

In 2007, A River Called Titas topped the list of 10 best Bangladeshi films , as chosen in the audience and critics’ polls conducted by the British Film Institute . [6]

Plot

A fisherman, Kishore, marries a young girl accidentally when he visits a nearby village. After their wedding night, Kishore’s young bride is kidnapped on the river. We lose his wife, Kishore becomes mad. Meanwhile, his young bride with the bandits, jumps into the river and is saved by some villagers. Unfortunately, the bride knows nothing about her husband, she does not even know her husband’s name. The only thing she remembers is the name of the village Kishore belongs to. Ten years later, she tries to find Kishore with their son. Some residents of Kishore’s village refuse to share food with her and her because of threat of starvation. A young widow Basanthi helps the mother and child. Later Kishore and Basanthi were childhood lovers. Director Ghatak appears in the film as a boatman,[7]

Cast

  • Prabir Mitra as Kishore
  • Rosy Samad as Basanti
  • Kabori Sarwar as Rajar Jhi
  • Rawshan Jamil as Basanti’s mother
  • Rani Sarkar as Munglee
  • Sufia Rastam as Udaytara
  • Bonani Choudhury as Morol Ginni
  • Chand as Subla
  • Golam Mustafa as Ramprasad & Kader Milan
  • Ritwik Ghatak as Tilak Chand
  • Fakrul Hasan Bairagi as Nibaran Kundu
  • Shafikul Islam as Ananta
  • Chetana Das
  • Farid Ali
  • Abul Hayat

Screening of A Called Titash River in different festivals

  • 2017: Ritwik Ghatak Retrospective UK, at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland, UK, Program curated by Sanghita Sen, Department of Film Studies, St Andrews University, UK [8]

References

  1. Jump up^ “A River Called Titus (1973)” . New York Times . Retrieved 3 August 2012 .
  2. Jump up^ Deanne Schultz (2007). Filmography of World History . Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 153-. ISBN  978-0-313-32681-3 . Retrieved 8 July 2012 .
  3. Jump up^ Sisir Kumar Das (1 January 1995). History of Indian Literature: 1911-1956, struggle for freedom: triumph and tragedy . Sahitya Akademi. pp. 299-. ISBN  978-81-7201-798-9 . Retrieved 8 July 2012 .
  4. Jump up^ Silver Jubilee, Bangladesh Movie Archive celebrations, Events on the 2nd day, Ersahad Kamol, The Daily Star, June 11, 2004.
  5. Jump up^ “An Interview with Satyajit Ray” . 1982 . Retrieved 24 May 2009 .
  6. Jump up^ “Top 10 Bangladeshi Movies” . British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 27 May 2007 . Retrieved 9 January 2014 .
  7. Jump up^ “Scorcese Martin’s World Cinema Project on Blu-Ray” . TCM.com . Archived from the original on October 10, 2014.
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