Films byTexts by Ritwik Ghatak
The Cloud-Capped Star
Ritwik Ghatak, 1960, 126’

Nita is the daughter of a refugee family who fled East Pakistan after the Partition of Bengal in 1947. Determined to help her family endure in the face of adversity, she sacrifices herself for the people around her.

A River Called Titas
Ritwik Ghatak, 1973, 159’

“l tried to make a film with such a theme in such a country which, on reflection, l consider to be an act of suicide. Only, a lunatic or an ass would try to make a film like that in that country and I was both – a lunatic and an ass.”

A Soft Note on a Sharp Scale
Ritwik Ghatak, 1961, 134’

“Why should I leave my home? Tell me, why should I forsake my country, my river, Padma?”

Bhrigu on stage with his troupe Niriksha