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History of Indian Cinema
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Babla


Dublin Core

Title

Babla

Subject

Feature film clip

Description

Babla (1951)
Director: Agradoot
Producer: MP Productions
Story: Souren Mukherjee
Cinematography: Bibhuti Laha, Sushanta Maitra
Music: Robin Chatterjee
Cast: Naren Bhattacharya, Sova Sen, Jahar Ganguly, Paresh Banerjee, Pahadi Sanyal.

A compositor in the printing press (Banerjee) brings his wife (Sen) and son Babla(Bhattacharya) to Calcutta. He has an accident and his overworked wife succumbs to tuberculosis. Babla leaves school to work as a newspaper hawker. When he finds a purse full of money, he dutifully returns it to its owner and refuses to be helped. Returning home, he finds his mother dead.

Creator

Agradoot

Source

Dept. of Film Studies, Jadavpur University

Date

1951

Format

Video

Language

Bengali

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Transcription

In this sequence, Babla manages a job for himself as a newspaper vendor and ventures out into the city in search of potential buyers.

Original Format

Celluloid

Duration

00:02:12

Compression

avi

Producer

MP Productions

Director

Agradoot

Files

Collection

Citation

Agradoot, "Babla," in History of Indian Cinema, Item #20, http://icinema.medialabju.org/items/show/20 (accessed April 28, 2017).

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