PALATAK (1963)

Posted: July 8, 2016 in Bangla 1960-70, Bengali films, Sandhya Roy, Tarun Mazumdar

“baare baare ami pother taanei
poth ke korechhi ghor
taai ami jajabor …”

PALATAK is directed by Jatrik based on a story by Manoj Basu. The film narrates the tale of a man (Anup Kumar in a brilliant performance) bitten by wanderlust. Inspite of the fact that he hailed from a rich Zamindari family and could have lived in comfort, his wanderlust took him to newer and different places where he encountered new people and mingled with their lives. He gets married to a woman (Sandhya Roy) and returns home to his family with his wife. Could conjugal life curb his passion for travelling? The film could have been edited for greater effect.

List of memorable songs from the film:

  1. Mon je amar kemon kemon kore …
  2. Jibon pur er pathik re bhai …
  3. Krishna kalo aadhar kalo …
  4. Aha re bidhi go tor leela bhoja daay …

The supporting cast includes Asit Baran, Bharati Devi, Jahar Ganguly, Jahar Ray, Robi Ghosh, Anuva Gupta, Ruma Guha Thakurtha and others. The film is produced by V. Shantaram.

Rating: 3.8 out of 5

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