January 10, 2009


Pratidwandi (The Adversary) 1970

Year - 1970
Producer - Priya Films
Screenplay - Satyajit Ray
Based on - The novel Pratidwandi by Sunil Ganguly
Photography - Soumendu Roy, Purnendu Bose
Editor - Dulal Dutta
Art Director - Bansi Chandragupta
Music - Satyajit Ray
Sound - J. D. Irani, Durgadas Mitra
Length - 110 min.
Print - Black & White

Sutapa - Krishna Bose
Siddartha Chowdhury - Dhritiman Chatterjee
Siben - Kalyan Chowdhury
Sarojini - Indira Devi
Tunu - Debraj Roy
Keya - Joysree Roy
Lotika - Sefali
Sanyal - Soven Lahiri
Keya's father - Pisu Majumdar
Keya's aunt - Dhara Roy
Sanyal's wife - Mamata Chatterjee

Siddartha, a medical student, feels he must discontinue his studies following the death of his father. He looks for a job and has to submit to a formal interviews requiring that the candidate be examined by a committee on questions of general culture. He realizes that he lacks the all important element of backing. Somewhat mentally disoriented, wandering in a Calcutta shocked by intense political upheaval and revolutionary violence, he ends by accepting a medical sales position, away from the city and the girl he loves.

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