NAGARIK (1977)

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Drama featuring a family of migrants to Calcutta, victims of the Partition of Bengal. Ramu, the eldest son of a middle-class family, which has seen better days, struggles to find work so that he can support his family and Uma, the girl he loves. His father is disillusioned whilst his mother bitterly regrets the loss of the old mansion they had to flee. His sister Seeta attempts to escape the situation by engaging with Sagar, the lodger they have taken in. Sagar becomes the figure through whom the family articulates its future. Eventually they move into a slum and abandon their individual aspirations.

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