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The Cloud-Capped Star

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Genres: Drama, Musical
Starring: Supriya Choudhury, Anil Chatterjee, Gyanesh Mukherjee
Director: Ritwik Ghatak
Plot Synopsis:

Directed by the visionary Bengali filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak, The Cloud-Capped Star tells the story of a family that has been uprooted by the Partition of India and come to depend on its eldest daughter, the self-sacrificing Neeta (Supriya Choudhury). She watches helplessly as her own hopes and desires are pushed aside time and again by those of her siblings and parents, until all her chances for happiness evaporate, leaving her crushed and sickly. Experimenting with off-balance compositions, discontinuous editing, and a densely layered soundtrack, Ghatak devised an intellectually ambitious and emotionally devastating new shape for the melodrama, lamenting the tragedies of Indian history and the inequities of traditional gender roles while blazing a formal trail for the generations of Indian filmmakers who have followed him.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: September 10th, 2019
    Movie Release Year: 1960
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:127 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.37:1
    Audio Formats:Bengali LPCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:New conversation between filmmakers Saeed Akhtar Mirza and Kumar ShahaniStills gallery of Ghatak family photographs curated by writer and photographer Nabarupa BhattacharjeePLUS: An essay by film scholar Ira Bhaskar