Cinematography Bibhuti Laha, Bijoy Ghosh
|Release date 1955|
Writer Agradoot (screenplay), Nitai Bhattacharya (dialogue), Nitai Bhattacharya (story), A.J. Cronin (novel)
Initial release December 1, 1955 (West Bengal)
Screenplay Agradoot, Nitai Bhattacharya
Story by A. J. Cronin, Nitai Bhattacharya
Cast Uttam Kumar (Shankar Chatterjee), Suchitra Sen (Rita), Chhabi Biswas (Prashanta Chatterjee), Tulsi Chakraborty, Kali Bannerjee
Similar movies Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen appear in Sabar Uparey and Saptapadi
Sabar Uparey (Bengali: সবার উপরে; English:Beyond All) is a 1955 Indian Bengali film noir directed by Agradoot, based on A.J. Cronin's 1953 novel, Beyond This Place. It starred acclaimed actors Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen in leading roles. Chhabi Biswas, Pahadi Sanyal and Nitish Mukherjee also play important roles in the movie.
Prashanta Chatterjee (Chhabi Biswas) is sentenced to life imprisonment after the alleged murder of Hemangini, a lady based in Krishnanagar whom he is accused of loving and then dumping and murdering heinously.
Twelve years later, his only son Shankar (Uttam Kumar), who lives with his mother (Sobha Sen) in Patna, comes to Krishnanagar to prove his father's innocence and bring the actual perpetrators to justice. There he falls in love with Rita (Suchitra Sen), a girl who too had a life history of injustice. Together, they secretly conjure up various evidences against the actual criminal, a government lawyer(Nitish Mukherjee) who originally fought the case against his father 12 years back. In all this, they get the help of Rita's journalist brother (Pahadi Sanyal) who, through his articles and friends in the Press, gathers public momentum to finally reopen the case.
Shankar presents the case himself and through various evidences and tact presentations, successfully pleads in favour of his father and proves the involvement of the actual criminal, the government lawyer, who killed Hemangini to benefit from a huge insurance in her name. Prashanta Choudhury is acquitted. Meanwhile, with 12 years of wretched life in the prisons and the thought that his wife and child had perished due to poverty, he seems to lose his mental balance. However, when brought in the midst of his family, sense and wellness returns to him. He thanks Rita's brother for his immense help and asks his sister's hand for his son Shankar.
Art Director : Satyen Roy Chaudhury
All lyrics written by Gouri Prasanna Majumdar; all music composed by Robin Chatterjee.
ReferencesSabar Uparey Wikipedia
Sabar Uparey IMDb