From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He himself has to struggle for survival and experiences life as it is, only to go back to his village hheke. Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? Bimal is a taxi-driver in a small town. Rest of his life was spent in pursuing gari jobs to save enough money so that he could travel across the subcontinent searching for each of the shrubs and herbs prescribed in the formula. National Film Archive of India.
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There is undoubted nostalgia and a soft corner for the ancestral home in the village. The rural life is neither described in detail nor is there a critical depiction of it. The film is quite dramatic and every sequence has several connotations that hit you hard. The way the director has portrayed the conflicting consequences of modernity are quite fascinating and come as revelations. These sequences work as twists even for those who may have read the novel.
His mother is also his solace, the only one to whom he can turn with his demands. His mother is fearful as Kanchan always talks about running away from home and earning for her. Haridas is happy to be acquainted with Kanchan and desires his company. So he relocates whenever the city offers him a new surprise. The youngster manages to feed himself with his blatant honesty about his hunger and not having enough money.
However, the other kids at the function are displeased by his interest in Mimi and try to corner him by asking him English spellings. However, the hawker transforms all his desires into daydreams as he refuses to give him anything without money. In a twist, Mimi finds him at the same place and takes him to her palatial home. Later, when his shoes get stolen, he gets disheartened, walking barefoot on the sun-baked streets of the city. He becomes miserable when he cannot save the childless old lady from being lynched by a mob that accuses her of theft.
Haridas comforts the tired boy and advises him to return to his mother as well. To cheer him up, he gifts him his accessories of taking on the disguise of an old man. One of the most striking examples of this is the sequence of Kanchan encountering a few homeless people driving dogs away from the litter of wasted food outside the wedding house. He is shocked to see the people driving the dogs away so that they can find something for themselves from the waste left behind by the rich.
At the same time, there is no generalized portrayal of people from different classes in the film. Lahiri captures the particular spirit with a consistent dramatic act, occasionally delivering the most striking expressions in close-ups.
Cinematographer Dinen Gupta and editor Ramesh Joshi have done a fabulous job of capturing each and every contrast of the city and the nuances of human emotions that lie at the core of the message delivered by the film. The dialogues make the soul of the film as they represent the collective expression of urban and rural life. It also shows the divisive nature of modernity and progress, something that is just as true today.
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