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Subarnarekha, a film by Ritwik Ghatak

Subarnarekha was added to the Indian cinema collection in 1962 and released in 1965. The film was directed by Ritwik Ghatak with a screenplay and story written by Radheshyam Jhunijhunwala and Ritwik Ghatak.

The story revolves around a Hindu refugee from East Pakistan by the name of Ishwar Chakraborty after the partition of India. He leaves for West Bengal with his little sister Sita and attempts to start a new life with her in a refugee camp where he obtains a job in a factory near the river Subarnarekha. His life is filled with woe and poverty, climaxing when his sister, who has become a prostitute to survive, slits her own throat when mistakenly her brother-drunk-comes to be her first client.

This film features a talented cast starring Abhi Bhattacharya, Madhabi Mukherjee, Satinra Bhattacharya and Bijon Bhattacharya.

Subarnarekha was directed by Ritwik Ghatak with the screenplay also by him and a storyline by Radheshyam Jhunijhunwala and Ritwik Ghatak as well. The film was edited by Ramesh Joshi, and the cinematography was provided by Dilip Rajan Mukherjee, the sound by Satyen Chatterjee, and the Art direction by Rabi Chatterjee. The original soundtrack music was composed by Ustad Bahadur Khan.