Release date1980 WriterSaradindu Bandopaddhyay (original story), Tarun Majumdar (screenplay), Arun Mukhopadhyay (screenplay) SongsBadhu Kon Alo (1) CastTapas Paul (Kedarnath Kedar N Chatterjee), Mahua Raychowdhury (Saraswati Mukherjee), Debashree Roy (Beeni Mukherjee), Anup Kumar, Kali Bannerjee (Saraswati)
Dadar Kirti (Bengali: দাদার কীর্তি) (Deeds of my elder brother) (1980) is a Bengali comic-romantic film starring Tapas Paul, Mahua Roychoudhury, Ayan Banerjee and Debashree Roy. The film was based on an unpublished novel of Saradindu Bandopadhyay. Directed by Tarun Majumdar, it was a huge box office success upon its release and still has a popular following.
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Kedar Chatujye (Tapas Paul), a dim-witted simpleton, is exiled to his uncle’s house in a small town in Bihar by his father, who is extremely angry with him for being unable to pass his B.A. exams after three attempts. The simple-minded Kedar becomes the butt of all jokes of his cousin Santu (Ayan Banerjee) gang of friends led by Bhombol Bhattacharjee also known as Bhombolda (Anup Kumar).
He falls in love with Saraswati (Mahua Roychoudhury) a girl with a strong, no-nonsense character who is the elder sister of Santu’s betrothed Beena (Debashree Roy). Saraswati’s parents too are impressed by Kedar’s decency and simplicity; she softens up to Kedar. However, Bhombolda and his gang create misunderstandings between the two. An extremely disappointed Saraswati decides to marry a rich boy from Bhagalpur (Kaushik Banerjee). But at the end, Bhombolda realise that Kedar has a heart of gold and admits his wrongdoing leading Saraswati getting married to Kedar.
Tapas Paul as Kedar a.k.a. Phulda
Mahua Roychoudhury as Saraswati
Debashree Roy as Beena
Ayan Banerjee as Santu
Anup Kumar as Bhombolda
Satya Bandopadhyay as Santu's father
Kali Banerjee as Saraswati, Beena father
Sandhya Roy as Santu's boudi
Ruma Guha Thakurta as Saraswati, Beena's mother
Sulata Choudhury as Phulmatia (Maid at Saraswati's house)
Haradhan Banerjee as Kedar's father (guest)
Kaushik Banerjee as Amarnath (rich boy from Bhagalpur) (guest)
Shamit Bhanja as Santu's elder brother (guest)
Direction: Tarun Majumdar
Production: Ram Cine Arts
Producer: Ram Gupta
Production Controller: Ishwar Lal Sharma
Production Controller Assistants: Savitri Das & Narendra Lata
Story: Saradindu Bandopadhyay
Screenplay: Tarun Majumdar
Cinematography: Shakti Bannerjee
Music: Hemanta Mukherjee
Editing: Ramesh Joshi, Shaktipada Roy
Art Direction: Suresh Chandra Chandra
Audiography: Anil Dasgupta, Jyoti Chatterjee, Somesh Chatterjee, Amulya Das
The music director of the film is Hemanta Mukherjee. The film has many uses of Rabindra Sangeet such as Charana Dharite, Ei korechho bhalo and also Bodhu Kon Alo Laaglo Chokhe, Guru Guru Guru Guru Ghono Megho which was the part of the play 'Chitrangada' in the movie. There was also a song which was originally written by Saradindu Bandopadhyay himself titled as Janam Abdhi. The music of the film was a huge hit upon release and is still popular today.
All lyrics written by Rabindranath Tagore, Pulak Bandyopadhyay, Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay and Hridayesh Pandey; all music composed by Hemanta Mukherjee.