Director: Debaki Bose; Writer: Debaki Bose, A.H. Shore[H]; Cinematographer: Yusuf Mulji; Editor: Subodh Mitra; Cast: Lila Desai, Bhanu Bannerjee[B], Sailen Choudhury[B], Chhabi Biswas[B], Utpal Sen[B], Pankaj Mullick[B], Indu Mukherjee[B], Jyoti[B], Naresh Bose[B], Najam[H], Jagdish Sethi[H], R. Wasti[H], R.P. Kapoor[H], Nandkishore[H], Dhruba Kumar[H], Rajani Rani[H], Kalabati[H], Bikram Kapoor, Kartik Rao, Lalit Natwar, Mohammed Siddique, G.L. Vaid
Summary: Period movie apparently set in the 16th C. The story pits the famous dancer Roopkumari (Desai), backed by the court, against a temple monastery ruled by the authoritarian ascetic priest Gyananandji. The temple forbids the entry of women and Roopkumari is determined to avenge such an insult. She seduces the priest's son Satyasunder but she also falls in love with him. The film suggests that love transcends both political and religious authoritarianism. The Bengali version uses extensive songs by the 15th-C. Bengali saint poet Chandidas.