Ritwik Ghatak’s directorial Titash Ekti Nadir Naam (A River Called Titash, 1973) will be screened at Indian International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held in Goa this year. The film stars Rosy Samad, Golam Mostafa, Kabori, Prabir Mitra, and Roushan Jamil acted in the main roles.
The film will be screened under the ‘restored Indian classics’ section. The section has been specially included for this film. Titash Ekti Nadir Naam has been restored by Film Foundation of the legendary Hollywood filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Another film that has been selected to screen in IFFI under the same section is Uday Shankar’s classic dance film Kalpana (1948).
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The story revolves around a fisherman who marries a young girl accidentally when he visits a nearby village. After their wedding night, Kishore's young bride is kidnapped on the river. On losing his wife, Kishore becomes mad. Meanwhile, his young bride fights with the bandits, jumps into the river and is saved by some villagers. Unfortunately, the young bride knows nothing about her husband, she doesn't even know her husband's name. The only thing she remembers is the name of the village Kishore belongs to. Ten years later, she attempts to find Kishore with their son. Some residents of Kishore's village refuse to share food with her and her son because of the threat of starvation. A young widow Basanthi helps the mother and child. Later it turned out that Kishore and Basanthi were childhood lovers. Director Ghatak appears in the film as a boatman, and Basanti's story is the first of several melodramatic tales
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