Palatak Movie Details
Directed by : Tarun Majumdar
Produced by : V. Santaram
Starring : Anup Kumar, Sandhya Roy, Anubha Gupta, Ruma Guhathakurta, Bharati Debi, Asit Baran, Jahar Roy, Jahar Ganguly, Robi Ghosh, Shyam Laha, Gyanesh Mukherjee
Music by : Hemanta Mukhopadhyay
Release date(s) : 1963
Running time : 128 minutes
Country : India
Language : Bengali
Plot: Basanta Chatterjee (Anup Kumar) is the younger brother of a rich zamindar Hemanta Chatterjee (Asit Baran). Hemanta is known by his nick name Angti Chatujjye. Angti & his wife (Bharati Debi), a childless couple, love Basanta as their own off-spring. Basanta, a good singer & musician also is a borne traveller. Often he escapes from his house and travels a lot. In that period, he comes close to an unknown man, new communities? Once, he escapes as usual & gets fever. He comes in a Kabiraj’s (doctor’s) house and discovers that the room is filled with the village men. All of them including the Kabiraj are doing rehearsal for a drama. His passion for music stops him there and he meets with Harimoti, the beautiful dark daughter (Sandhya Roy) of Kabiraj Mashai. Basanta is proud of his identification as the younger brother of Angti Chatterjee. He first tries to ignore the girl but then realises his love for Harimoti. On the other side, it was the love at first sight for Harimoti who cooks for him and likes his escaping and slightly childish nature. Soon there arrives a ‘Jhumur’ team; dancer girls make a storm in the cool village atmosphere. Their leading lady Golap (Anubha Gupta) attracts Basanta by her voice and dancing ability. Basanta starts to stay with them but finally he refuses to marry Golap because he sees her as his dead mother. He marries Harimoti, and returns to his house. Angti and his wife welcome them wholeheartedly and try to settle Basanta down. Basanta soon escapes leaving his wife. Harimoti comes to know that she is pregnant; she starts waiting for his child and husband. Basanta first comes to city and takes shelter in a motor garage, where he first realises what’s the love-bond from a mute little girl who has got lost from her parents. Her parents come soon and bring her back home. Basanta, with a broken heart, meets with the ‘Jhumur’ team again by fate. And comes to know that Golap is now married, a mother. Basanta sees blood from his mouth and realises death is waiting for him. He remembers his wife, her pain, soon he becomes senseless. Moyna (Ruma Guhathakurata), who is now a leading dancer, nurses him and loves him also. They come to a zamindar’s house where they are invited to a male baby’s ‘Annaprasan’ celebration. Basanta wakes up in their cart and realises it is his own and the baby is his own baby. He comes to the baby and takes him in hand and sees his wife’s photograph with garland. She is dead! Basanta escapes again. All the people search for him. He sleeps in a floating boat and dies in the middle of the river.
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