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    Ganashastru [i.e. Ganashatru] / Catalog Record Only

    In Chandipur, Bengal, Dr. Ashok Gupta is convinced that the holy water of the local temple is responsible for the epidemic that is rampant in the region. He warns his brother, Nisith, a city official, who refuses to close the temple, and is supported by a powerful local businessman. Dr. Gupta endeavors to warn the public but his newspaper article is rejected by the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003
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    Nadīra nāma Madhumatī / Catalog Record Only

    Story revolves arourd the dilemma between loyalty to one's country and love for one's parents in the backdrop of the 1971 liberation war of Bangladesh. A young freedom fighter had to face his father, a collaborator of the ruling Pakistani government of the country.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1994
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    Dekhā / Catalog Record Only

    Dekha (Sight) is the chronicle of a blind poet who has once seen the world with his 'vision'. He led a passionate, undisciplined life, and his wife and daughter deserted him. After he became blind, he became nostalgic, and felt happy recollecting memory. He meets a born blind youth, who sings mystic verses about the transient nature of life's beautiful moments.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
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    The Alkap story / Catalog Record Only

    Folk song traditions of West Bengal.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
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    Enṭanī phiriṅgī / Catalog Record Only

    Anton Firingee was a Portuguese-Indian who became a famous Bengali poet-musician. He fell in love with Shakila, who agreed to marry him after revealing her tragic history. His fame was not enough to overcome their ostracisation and tragedy struck again.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001
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    Hājāra bachara dhare / Catalog Record Only

    The film depicts social conditions of women and male domination in rural societies of Bangladesh.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
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    Anuraṇana / Catalog Record Only

    The film explores the beauty and nuances of relationships, sometimes undefined. It is the story of two couples, each with their own struggles to survive as a couple and as individuals. These individuals can be distinctly seen as four separate entities, with their own dreams, desires, and emotions. Fate and circumstances bring them together.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
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    Citrā nadīra pāre / Catalog Record Only

    Story is set during the partition of India in 1947 and time of refugees. A Hindu family having Muslim neighbors in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, is to choose whether to leave their motherland and migrate to India. Circumstances force them to set out for an indefinite future and leave their homeland.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999
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    Ālo / Catalog Record Only

    Story of an urban girl who marries and comes to live in a village in West Bengal, India and influences women there to progress and hold a higher value of their lives. The story revolves around Aalo, a city bred girl from a highly cultured family, who migrates to an isolated village in which the people are poverty stricken, superstitious, narrow minded, crude and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
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    Bibara / Catalog Record Only

    The film revolves around the love-related drama of a call girl and one of her customers, who, in spite of his tender feelings for her, ultimately kills her to end the relationship.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    Ghare-baire / Catalog Record Only

    Explores the difficulties of women as they move into the modern world: in 1905, Great Britain partitions Bengal in order to separate the Hindus and Moslems. The populace mobilizes against the partition in the nationalist movement known as swadeshi. Western-educated Nikhil Choudhury, educates his traditional wife, Bimala, and encourages her to venture into the outside world. Nikhil introduces Bimala to his radical friend Sandip, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003
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    Meghera pare megha : kathā śilpī Rābeẏā Khātuna-era upanyāsa abalamvane / Catalog Record Only

    Svadhin Mahamud, a young boy, born at a small village which bear the brunt of attackers during 1971 liberation movement of Bangladesh, wanted to the truth about his father. Question arises whether he is the son of freedom fighter Sejan Mahamud or traitor Majid or Pakistani captain Sadek. Svadhin, wanted to know everything about his birth from his mother Suraiya. The story depicts struggle ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
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    Tina bhubanera pāre / production, Satirtha Productions ; screenplay, direction, Aśutosha Bandyopādhyāẏa. Catalog Record Only

    In Tina bhubanera pāre, the story of love and inspiration between a wayward young boy and his lady love is woven. The girl marries him and succeds in transforming her lover to lead a life of dignity.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
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    Gaṅgāyātrā / Catalog Record Only

    Rupa an exquisite girl in a brothel being a victim of circumstances and dreams to be rescued from the hell along with her daughter. Ratan, often visits Rupa and promises her to marry. Sudhamani, a young girl in "Dome" community loves Prakash, a registered "Dome", and ties the Knot with him. Rupa understands the cheating of Ratan and when the Madame of the brothel ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
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    Svapnabhūmi / Catalog Record Only

    The terms "urdu-speakers" and the more loaded "biharis" are used to refer to muslim people who originally emigrated from India to the newly created East Pakistan in 1947 and afterwards. Three decades later, during the struggle for independence in Bangladesh in 1971, this community became embroiled in conflict. Isolated as collaborators against Bangladeshi independence, this moment was a defining one for the urdu-speakers and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
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    Ghāni / Catalog Record Only

    The film is based on the struggle to overcome poverty by members of two poor families of a village in Bangladesh. One of the families earned their living by selling mustard oil. Day and night they operated a hand-mill churned by their pet bull to make a meager income. One day when the bull gets stolen, the young son of the family, along with ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    Hārāno sura / Catalog Record Only

    Love drama between a rich businessman who developed amnesia and a lady doctor who helped him to get back to normal life.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
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    Jananī sāhasinī '1971 / Catalog Record Only

    A farmer and his wife run away from their village in fear of torture by Pakistani army during 1971 liberation movement in Bangladesh. They left their child and elderly mother behind thinking that the army may not torture them. But the army commander took their children with them during a raid and asked the elderly lady to send the mother of the children to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 20??
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    Kāla sakāle / Catalog Record Only

    Malati is an innocent village girl who has very little understanding of life's complicacies. Malati lives with her mother at a small house and has some land from her father. A daily laborer Aju, lives with them. Aju has some feelings for Malati, which he never shown to anyone. When Malati's mother died out of illness, Sahar Banu, a rich woman from the same ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    Nandita narake / Catalog Record Only

    Story of a middle class family with four children, Rabeya, Khoka, Mantu, Runu and their parents. Khoka is very good at studies and the family expects a lot from him. Mantu is very stubborn in nature and likes to roam around. Rabeya is a mentally challenged girl. Their teacher takes undue advantage of Rabeys's metal problem and she becomes pregnant. In fear of social ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 20??
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    Strīra patra / production, Dhrupadi ; screenplay, direction, Purnendu Patri. Catalog Record Only

    Strīra patra is the story of protest of a rich feudal lord's wife, who is the protector of a poor, young Bengali girl, against oppression. She forsakes her home and family to stand guard against the injustice done to her in 19th century Bengal, India.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
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    Palāśi theke Dhānamaṇḍi / Catalog Record Only

    Drama based on the assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, 1920-1975, the first President of Bangladesh during the Bangladesh Liberation War, and later became Prime Minister in independent Bangladesh.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
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    Uṛe yāẏa baka pakshī / Catalog Record Only

    Majid Miya was a very famous singer. He remains depressed as his team members get separated from the group. A researcher Hasanujjaman Hasan comes to the village to study folk songs. He meets Fazlu, a musical instrument player and Majid Miya. Majid Miya allows the researcher to stay at his house for few days. Pushpa, daughter of Majid Miya, also performs with his broken ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
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    Kābulīoẏālā / Catalog Record Only

    Kābulīoẏālā is the story of a small merchant from Kabul who comes to Bengal, India and dearly loves the little daughter of an author much like his own daughter but finally leaves for his own country.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
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    Subarṇa-rekhā / Catalog Record Only

    Story tells about a family of Hindu refugees from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) who struggle to find a new home in West Bengal. Ishwar Chakravorty gets a job near the river Subarnarekha and goes there with his little sister Shita and Abhiram, a low-caste young boy from the refugee camp he has adopted after the boy's mother had been abducted. They hope to find ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005