Director: Tarun Majumdar; Writer: Tarashankar Bannerjee, Tarun Majumdar, Rajen Tarafdar; Producer: Ministry of Information and Cultural Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal; Cinematographer: Shakti Bannerjee; Editor: Ramesh Joshi; Cast: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sandhya Roy, Madhabi Mukherjee, Samit Bhanja, Ajitesh Bannerjee, Anup Kumar, Debraj Roy, Robi Ghosh, Purnima Devi, Sumitra Mukherjee
Summary: Based on Tarashankar Bannerjee's novel (1942)
This adaptation of Bannerjee’s main novel is Majumdar’s most ambitious film. Set in pre- WW2 rural Bengal, it chronicles the revolution incited by two villagers, a blacksmith and a tanner, who refuse to work on the traditionally established rates of barter. A rapacious village landlord, a radicalised schoolteacher (Chatterjee), a revolutionary sought by the British and a group of corrupt policemen lead a large ensemble of characters in a film whose political message is made to order for its sponsors.