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Based on a Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay novel, the film depicts the lives of Bengalis who went to Rangoon to work in that country. The author had lived in Burma for several years and this has largely reflected itself in the insights one can draw from the characters and stories in his novel which were based on Burma and Burmese life.

In this film Srikanto (Vasant Choudhury) is shown heading towards Rangoon in search of a job. On the ship in which he is travelling, he meets Abhaya (Mala Sinha) who is going to Rangoon to find her long missing husband Purno (Bikash Roy). The narrative unfolds several characters and highlights several facets of exploitation – Bengalis living in Burma are shown being exploitative and deceiving indigenous simple Burmese women.

Vasant Choudhury and Mala Sinha are brilliant. The supporting cast of Jahar Roy, Tarun Kumar, Satya Bannerjee, Gita Dey, Dilip Roy & others lend good support.

Rating: 3.8 out of 5

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