June 24, 1958 (India)
24 July 1959 (1959-07-24)
Oreâ€“ore noreâ€“nore - shonkure bulbul bhaja
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Bari Theke Paliye (English-language title: Runaway or The Runaway) is a 1958 Bengali film by director Ritwik Ghatak. It stars Parambhattarak Lahiri, Kali Bannerjee, Nripati Chatterjee, Padma Devi, and Gyanesh Mukherjee.
This film was directed by alternative Indian filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak in Kolkata (then Calcutta) in 1958. The plot is about a misbehaving boy who runs away from his village and goes to Calcutta.
Kanchan, all of eight years old is always up to pranks and mischief in his village home. He finds his father a cruel demon who keeps his mother oppressed and imprisoned. In his dreams, the big city is El Dorado, i.e. Kolkata till he reaches there. But the glimpses of reality are harsher and the victims he meets give him a different view of the city. He know the dialectics of life in the City of joy, love and hate, Honesty and dishonsty. Meets small and loving girl mini and her family, folk singer, street hawker, footpath magician, beggers, thieves. He himself has to struggle for survival and experiences life as it is, only to go back to his village home. This time as a mature person and with the realization that his father is no demon after all, but yet another victim struggling with poverty and still a loving father.
ReferencesBari Theke Paliye Wikipedia
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