The River (1959)

151 min.Drama
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This is one of the best films of great director Rajen Tarafdar. He has beautifully portrayed the life of fishermen and their relation with the river. Bilas a poor fisherman who had lost his father and spend his life by catching fish on the river Ganga. A simple girl suddenly changed his life and confused him a lot. After lots of confusion, he took a bold step, left his beloved, and moved towards sea for a better future and hope. Bilas lost his father in the sea. Therefore, he caught fish in the river Ganga and sold them to different fish sellers. One day he met a girl and fell in love with her. Their love was deep and they were very much committed to each other. Unfortunately, the girl also used to sell fish in market. Bilas and his community had a social taboo. They did not allow such relations, which might affect their business. The girl bought fish from Bilas. In such a situation, both of them became confused. The girl was eager to move away with him, but Bilas was not mentally prepared for the whole incident. Later Bilas had decided to leave his beloved and move towards the sea for a better future and hope.  Less

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