Bedeni (film)


Bedeni, also known as Arup Kotha[1] (1951–52) is an unfinished Bengali film directed by legendary filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak. This was the first movie in which Ritwik worked as a director.

Bedeni
Directed byRitwik Ghatak
Produced bySunil Krishna Roy
Based onTarashankar Bandopadhyay's short story Nagini
StarringPrabha Debi
Shobha Sen
Release date
Unfinished film
CountryIndia
LanguageBengali

Making


The film was based on a short story of Tarashankar Bandopadhyay named Nagini. In 1950 when the shooting started the director of this movie was Nirmal Dey. The shooting of the film was arranged in Rupashree studio, Park Circus, Kolkata. After the studio got devastated by fire in an accident, they started shooting in Indrapuri Studio. After some time, the shooting of the film had to be stopped mainly for financial problems. In 1951 Ritwik Ghatak was appointed as the director of this film. Ghatak made some changes in the storyline, rewrote screenplay and renamed the film Arup Kotha. In 1952 the film unit shot for 20 days in Bolpur and Ghatshila in the bank of river Subarnarekha. But, for some technical problem in the cameras used in the shooting the film did not expose. So, the film was abandoned.[2]

Cast and crew


Cast

  • Prabha Debi as Shapla.
  • Shobha Sen as Pingala.
  • Ketaki Dutta as Chiti.
  • Mita Chaterjee as Gokhri.
  • Abhi Bhatacharya as Dhona.
  • Maharshi Manoranjan Bhattacharya as Sardar.
  • Bijon Bhattacharya
  • Mumtaz Ahmed Khan
  • Parijat Bose
  • Keshto Mukherjee

Crew

References


  1. "Bedeni". IMDb. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  2. Ghaṭaka, R̥tvikakumāra (2005). Calaccitra, mānusha ebaṃ āro kichu (1. De'ja saṃskaraṇa. ed.). Kalakātā: De'ja Pābaliśiṃ. p. 347. ISBN 81-295-0397-2.