Director: Amar Mullick; Writer: Amar Mullick, Upendranath Ganguly, Pashupati Chatterjee[B], Parimal Ghosh, A.H. Shore[H]; Cinematographer: Bimal Roy; Cast: Kanan Devi, Pahadi Sanyal, Meera Dutta, Chhaya Devi, Sailen Choudhury[B], Bhanu Roy[B], Indu Mukherjee[B], Santosh Sinha[B], Harimohan Bose[B], Biren Pal[B], Boken Chatto[B], Naresh Bose[B], Benoy Goswami[B], Nawab[H], Nemo[H], Pannalal[H], Madho Shukla[H], Arvind[H]
Summary: A vehicle for the vocal talents of Sanyal and Kanan Devi set in the early 20th-C. Calcutta Theatres industry. Kamala (Kanan Devi) is the star of the Ruby Theatre owned by her guardian Maheshbabu. Narendra (Sanyal) is the equally popular star in the rival Bina Theatre, which he abandons to join the Ruby repertory when he falls in love with Kamala. In a lyrical sequence in the countryside, they marry in a poor peasant setting. Narendra then shows his true colours and forbids Kamala to continue her acting career. She returns to the stage anyway while Narendra stays among the peasants. He later returns to the Bina Theatre and its success is intercut with the bankruptcy of the Ruby Theatre. Kamala's symbolic punishment for refusing to become a dutiful housewife ministering to her man's needs is worked through the conduit of establishing the moral superiority of a lyrical/utopian peasantry against the corrupt city.