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Director  Ritwik Ghatak
Duration  
Prequel  Meghe Dhaka Tara
Country  India
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Musical
Running time  2h 14m
Sequel  Subarnarekha
Language  Bengali
Komal Gandhar movie poster
Release date  31 March 1961
Writer  Bijon Bhattacharya (lyrics), Sukanta Bhattacharya (lyrics), Salil Choudhury (lyrics), Ritwik Ghatak, Jyotirindra Moitra (lyrics), Rabindranath Tagore (lyrics)
Cast  Supriya Choudhury (Ansuya), Abanish Banerjee (Bhrigu), Anil Chatterjee (Rishi), Satindra Bhattacharya (Shibnath), Chitra Mandal (Jaya), Gita Dey (Shanta)
Similar movies  Related Ritwik Ghatak movies

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Komal Gandhar (Bengali: কোমল গান্ধার Kōmal Gāndhār), also known as A Soft Note on a Sharp Scale, is a 1961 Bengali film written and directed by noted film maker Ritwik Ghatak. The title refers to the Hindustani equivalent of "E-flat". It was part of the trilogy, Meghe Dhaka Tara (1960), Komal Gandhar, and Subarnarekha (1962), all dealing with the aftermath of the Partition of India in 1947 and the refugees coping with it, though this was the most optimistic film of his oeuvre. The film explores three themes juxtaposed in the narrative: the dilemma of Anusuya, the lead character, the divided leadership of IPTA, and the fallout from the partition of India.

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Overview

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The title was taken from the line of a poem by Rabindranath Tagore that meant a sur or note, E-flat. As in other films by Ghatak, music plays a pivotal role in the movie.

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Through the microcosmic perspectivising of a group of devoted and uncompromising IPTA workers, Ghatak with his signature style touches on varied issues of partition, idealism, corruption, the interdependence of art and life, the scope of art, and class-struggle. Unlike his other films, this one runs along an upbeat mood with the lead pair of lovers (Vrigu and Anusua) being reunited.

Cast

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  • Abanish Bannerjee as Bhrigu
  • Bijon Bhattacharya as Gagan
  • Satindra Bhattacharya as Shibnath
  • Debabrata Biswas
  • Chitra Sen as Jaya
  • Anil Chatterjee as Rishi
  • Satyabrata Chattopadhyay
  • Supriya Devi as Anusuya
  • Gita Dey as Shanta
  • Soundtrack

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    Music was by Jyotirindra Moitra, from IPTA, and a noted Rabindra Sangeet exponent who had previously given music in Ghatak's Meghe Dhaka Tara (1960), and had song by singers like, Bijon Bhattacharya, Debabrata Biswas, Hemanga Biswas. Bahadur Khan played sarod in the soundtrack. The film is noted for its wedding songs and also contrapuntal use of sound.

    Screening of Komal Gandhar aka E-Flat in different festivals

    Komal Gandhar Komal gandhar by Ritwik Ghatak Watch in cinema online and on DVD
  • 2017: Ritwik Ghatak Retrospective UK, at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland, UK, Programme curated by Sanghita Sen, Department of Film Studies, St Andrews University, UK [1]
  • References

    Komal Gandhar Wikipedia
    Komal Gandhar IMDb Komal Gandhar themoviedb.org


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