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May 26, 2013

The Cloud-Capped Star








Director - Ritwik Ghatak

Genre - Drama/Musical




Directed by Ritwik Ghatak, who was previously unknown to us, this picture is extraordinarily without blemish. From the occasionally unusual but captivating soundtrack, its cinematography which can only be described as pure class and the arrestingly magnetic performances of its cast, this film is a gift to fans of cinema everywhere. The story isn't multitiered with plots aplenty, but the simple script hides a message-driven lesson which is heavier than how it appears. Nita is a woman who fends for her family even though she risks losing herself in the process. Embodying India's long suffering daughters who often don't get any say in society, Nita was Ghatak's tool in bringing out to the open one of India's social ills.Highly memorable and we recommend immediate search and view.

5 STARS!