Nagarik / 1952 / Bengali

Dir: Ritwik Ghatak
FiC Rating: 4/5

Notes:
1) Nagarik (The Citizen) is director Ritwik Ghatak’s first film which got released later after 20 years in 1976.
2) Film is a realistic commentary on post-partition India through the lens of a middle-class family set in Calcutta (now Kolkata) struggling to cope with the unexpected impoverishment.
3) A great starting point if you wish to explore the post-partition timeline through cinema medium.

To read more:

  1. Wiki
  2. IMDB
  3. Write-up

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