Based on a celebrated bengali novel by Advaita Malla Barman, a river called Titas was filmed in Ghatakâ€™s childhood home of East Bengal shortly after the independence of Bangladesh. Overwhelmed by the changes in his native land, Ghatak made this, his penultimate feature film, as a grim recognition of the inevitability of change and the terrible cyclical power of loss and resurrection. As Ghatak unfolds the tragic tale of a couple separated by a kidnapping, he also delivers a lyrical account of the speech, rhythms and rituals of a Malo fishing community. It is perhaps Ghatakâ€™s most ambitious project- a raw and powerful tale of a drying river and dying culture.
Director: Ritwik Ghatak
Cast: Kabori, Rawshan Zamil, Golam Mostafa, Rozi Samad, Probir Mitra, Rani Sarkar