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Director  Satyajit Ray
Release date  August 15, 1973 (India)
Screenplay  Satyajit Ray
Country  India
8.1/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Music director  Satyajit Ray
Duration  
Language  Bengali
Distant Thunder (1973 film) movie poster
Release date  June 1973 (1973-06) (Berlin) August 16, 1973 (1973-08-16) (India)
Based on  Ashani Sanket  by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay
Writer  Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (novel), Satyajit Ray (screenplay)
Cast  Soumitra Chatterjee (Gangacharan Chakravarti), Sandhya Roy (Chutki), Bobita (Ananga), Anil Ganguly (Nibaran), Noni Ganguly (Scarface Jadu)
Similar movies  Related Satyajit Ray movies

Distant Thunder (Bengali: অশনি সংকেত; translit. Oshoni Shongket) is a 1973 Bengali film by the renowned Indian director Satyajit Ray, based on the novel by the same name by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay. Unlike most of Ray's earlier films, Distant Thunder was filmed in colour. It stars Soumitra Chatterjee, who headlined numerous Ray films, and the Bangladeshi actress Bobita in her only prominent international role. Today the film features in "The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made". It marked the debut of the theatre star Mrityunjay Sil.

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Overview

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The film is set in a village in the Indian province of Bengal during World War II, and examines the effect of the Great Famine of 1943 on the villages of Bengal through the eyes of a young Brahmin doctor-teacher, Gangacharan, and his wife, Anaga. Ray shows the human scale of a cataclysmic event that killed more than 3 million people. The film unfolds at a leisurely pace that reflects the rhythms of village life, but gradually shows the breakdown of traditional village norms under the pressure of hunger and starvation.

Cast

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  • Soumitra Chatterjee as Gangacharan Chakravarti
  • Bobita as Ananga/Gangacharan's wife
  • Chitra Banerjee as Moti
  • Govinda Chakravarti - Dinabandhu
  • Anil Ganguly as Nibaran
  • Noni Ganguly as Scarface' Jadu
  • Debatosh Ghosh as Adhar
  • Ramesh Mukherjee as Biswas
  • Sheli Pal as Mokshada
  • Suchita Ray Chaudhury as Khenti
  • Sandhya Roy as Chutki
  • Mrityunjay Sil as Ajay (Cameo)
  • Awards

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    Berlin International Film Festival
    Distant Thunder (1973 film) Ashani Sanket Distant Thunder 1973 Satyajit Ray Soumitra
  • 1973: Golden Bear for Best Film

  • Distant Thunder (1973 film) Ashani Sanket Internation Film Festival Entrevues Belfort

    References

    Distant Thunder (1973 film) Wikipedia
    Ashani Sanket IMDbDistant Thunder (1973 film) themoviedb.org


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