Shakha Proshakha

Year:
1990
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Come, I know you sit in

this room every morning.

That's why I did not go to

the garden and came here.

I have not spoken

to you for a long time.

Looking at the flowers? You know

today is a big day, Proshanto?

Your father is seventy years old today.

You don't have to remember that.

Leave it... leave it... Sit...

Why are you going over there?

I do not often meet you.

Sometimes I forget that

you are even staying here.

Where are they?

Your brothers wanted to

come but I stopped them.

All of them work. There is no

need to leave work and come.

Everybody works...

What did you say?

Everybody works...

You too used to...

You had bad luck, Proshanto...

Do you know why you don't work?

You had been abroad to

study Minerology. Remember?

Wait...

if I can make you remember...

Saying "I don't work... I don't work"...

No need to feel sad about it.

Listen, listen carefully...

Abroad... London...

You met with an accident. You had

a severe head injury... Remember?

Doctor... Hopkins...

Right. Hopkins saved you.

There was no hope of survival.

What a horrible time it was...

Your mother didn't even touch water

for ten days.

I only saw darkness.

The moment we knew,

we made all the arrangements.

Passport... Tickets...

Two days before leaving... A miracle...

We got news. The difficult time

was over and there was no fear.

You started recovering,

returning to normalcy...

and got back home...

But, you couldn't work. Doctors tried...

but something was missing...

God gave us a lot...

and so we made our peace...

Among four brothers,

you were the most brilliant.

And only you said you will

live here and work here.

They never wanted to stay,

I never insisted.

You remained,

but as a different person.

Please do not mind Proshanto.

It's alright the way you live. You stay

in your room, listen to music...

I remember everything...

What's that?

The tune, the music...

Lots and lots of tunes...

It stays with me...

What's that tune? Whose is it?

Maybe I won't understand...

No Sir... No Sir...

You are still naughty.

Your friend Himanshu sent records

from abroad. Did you like them?

And how's the music system your

brothers gave you for your birthday?

Very good. Very good...

What is called?

I really do not know...

Hi fi... Hi fi.

Maybe...

You know what they gave me?

Kashmiri shawl, silk sheets,

Tussar payjama kurta...

A dhoti set with the

latest fashion big border.

And your sister-in law

knitted a woollen pullover too.

Manilal had been to Calcutta.

They sent it through him.

This evening there is public meeting.

I didn't tell you because...

No... No... Baba... Baba...

Son... I am here... Sit...

- Lightning...

- Where?

The banyan tree... Here...

in front of me...

What are you saying these days...?

Have you turned into a saint?

Get ready... Get ready...

Okay. I will get ready.

I will get ready wearing my

birthday clothes. I will be ready.

The truth is I don't

like these felicitations...

I wish the old days

would come back...

You four brothers...

Lovingly I call out to you.

Atul, Batul, Shamla, Shatul...

One is good, one is naughty,

one is quiet and one is smart.

I would return from the office

and would see... A bustling household...

And today the same house

is empty... Only three people...

The father is there but not quite.

Your mother wasn't...

even fifty and went away.

The only consolation...

she did not suffer.

One by one,

all three sons went their way...

When I sit alone,

I feel miserable...

The days that were...

and what's left now...

The past is gone... Won't come back...

Be happy with what you have.

That's why I am here Proshanto.

And I console myself...

I am lucky that my

three sons are doing well...

They took the family name

to the heights.

You know the reason for it?

I used to believe in two

very old proverbs.

Even now...

Work is worship.

Honesty is the best policy.

Oh... You remember that?

Work is worship.

Honesty is best policy...

I'm sorry Baba...

My head... I...

I am talking to you after so many

days... Will you not listen to me?

Please forgive me, Baba...

You talk... Very sorry... Talk...

My opinion and belief... The the way

the three sons were brought up...

They definitely believed in these proverbs.

And that is the reason for their success.

Everybody says these

are times of corruption...

I hear so many awful things...

You don't hear them. Money

is of two types. Do you know?

Two... Two...

There are two kinds of money...

Yes, one is white which is accountable.

One black. Not accountable.

Honest money and dishonest money...

Anyway... Money can be any type.

I will never believe...

Even if one wants to stay straight;

One cannot. And being straight...

Zero... Zero... Zero...

What's happening Proshanto?

Stop it, Proshanto!

I hurt you...

Please forgive me Proshanto.

Injustice...

Injustice... Injustice...

I have lost my head...

Sir... Sir...

Nirupama Trust has sent three

gentlemen with bouquets...

Listen, I want to tell you one thing

Proshanto, because you're with me...

At least I can see

one of my son's faces.

Do you think it's a small thing?

If you weren't here, how alone I'd be.

They come. Enquire. Take care of me.

Love me... All this is fine.

But they cannot take my son's place.

You are not working...

but you are my son... my blood...

You understand?

As long as you are with me,

I'm at peace. Always remember this.

We can never pay

back our debt to him.

What we can do is let him know

our gratefulness toward him.

To execute this duty,

on his seventieth birthday,

a memorable day...

We, residents of this town

that is named after him,

raised this function.

This great man,

who has done so much for us...

We have his blessings

and for that we thank God.

Today we wish this great man

a heathy, eventful and active long life.

Everybody knows the

great literary maestro.

Mr. Jaidev Mukhopadhyay.

He has written

Mr. Anando Mohar's biography.

First he will read out passages

from the book and then present it.

Respected Mr. Anando Mohan Majumdar...

Friends and companions...

I cannot tell how successful

I have been in my work.

To document this great man from

childhood to his ideals and aims...

To this township, which is a

strange and unbelievable story

has not been an easy job.

I don't know how successful I have been.

The readers wil be the best judge.

But I can say one thing...

Without Mr. Anando Mohar's help,

this would not have been possible.

I am eternally...

Are you feeling uncomfortable?

I now wish to present

my small gift to him...

I request this great man

to say a few words...

Probir... This is Dada.

What happened?

Baba... Heart attack.

You mean he is dead?

No no he has survived.

He is at home. The

specialist is with him.

And our Dr. Shom is there.

He is not serious...

But, you can understand at this age.

When did it happen?

It happened this evening.

Jagdish Babu has been

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Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray (Bengali: [ˈʃɔt̪ːodʒit̪ ˈrai̯] ( listen); 2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992) was an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, graphic artist, music composer and author, widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. Ray was born in the city of Calcutta into a Bengali Brahmo family of Bengali Kayastha origin which was prominent in the field of arts and literature. Starting his career as a commercial artist, Ray was drawn into independent filmmaking after meeting French filmmaker Jean Renoir and viewing Vittorio De Sica's Italian neorealist film Bicycle Thieves (1948) during a visit to London. Ray directed 36 films, including feature films, documentaries and shorts. He was also a fiction writer, publisher, illustrator, calligrapher, music composer, graphic designer and film critic. He authored several short stories and novels, meant primarily for young children and teenagers. Feluda, the sleuth, and Professor Shonku, the scientist in his science fiction stories, are popular fictional characters created by him. He was awarded an honorary degree by Oxford University. Ray's first film, Pather Panchali (1955), won eleven international prizes, including the inaugural Best Human Document award at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. This film, along with Aparajito (1956), and Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) (1959) form The Apu Trilogy. Ray did the scripting, casting, scoring, and editing, and designed his own credit titles and publicity material. Ray received many major awards in his career, including 32 Indian National Film Awards, a Golden Lion, a Golden Bear, 2 Silver Bears, a number of additional awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies, and an Academy Honorary Award in 1992. The Government of India honored him with the Bharat Ratna, its highest civilian award, in 1992. more…

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