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River Called Titas, A River Called Titas, A

Ritwik Ghatak's tragic tale of a couple separated by a kidnapping delivers a lyrical account of the speech, rhythms and rituals of a Malo fishing community.

Ritwik Ghatak's tragic tale of a couple separated by a kidnapping delivers a lyrical account of the speech, rhythms and rituals of a Malo fishing community.

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Based on a celebrated Bengali novel by Advaita Malla Barman, A River Called Titas was filmed in Ritwik Ghatak's childhood home of East Bengal shortly after the independence of Bangladesh. Overwhelmed by the changes in his native land, Ghatak made this, his penultimate feature film, as a grim recognition of the inevitability of change and the terrible cyclical power of loss and resurrection. As Ghatak unfolds the tragic tale of a couple separated by a kidnapping, he also delivers a lyrical account of the speech, rhythms and rituals of a Malo fishing community. It is perhaps Ghatak's most ambitious project – a raw and powerful tale of a drying river and a dying culture.

Based on a celebrated Bengali novel by Advaita Malla Barman, A River Called Titas was filmed in Ritwik Ghatak's childhood home of East Bengal shortly after the independence of Bangladesh. Overwhelmed by the changes in his native land, Ghatak made this, his penultimate feature film, as a grim recognition of the inevitability of change and the terrible cyclical power of loss and resurrection. As Ghatak unfolds the tragic tale of a couple separated by a kidnapping, he also delivers a lyrical account of the speech, rhythms and rituals of a Malo fishing community. It is perhaps Ghatak's most ambitious project – a raw and powerful tale of a drying river and a dying culture.

Extras

  • introduction by film critic Derek Malcolm,
  • on-screen Director's biography.

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SKU 5035673005453
Catalogue Number BFIVD545
Subtitle A film by Ritwik Ghatak
Product contents
  • Introduction by film critic Derek Malcolm.
  • On-screen director's biography.
Year 1973
Director Ghatak, Ritwik
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries India
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Subtitles English
Language(s) Bengali
Running time 151
DVD region 2
Certificate PG

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