(The Guerilla Fighter)
A political activist escapes the prison van and is sheltered in a posh apartment owned by a sensitive young woman. Both are rebels: the activist against political treachery and the other on social level. Both are bitter about badly organized state of things. Being in solitary confinement, the fugitive engages himself in self-criticism and, in the process, questions the leadership. Questions are not allowed, obeying that is mandatory. Displeasure leads to bitterness, bitterness to total rift. The struggle has to continue, both for the political activist, now segregated, and the woman in exile.
:Language: Bengali (1973, Black and White)
Screenplay: Mrinal Sen
Director: Mrinal Sen
Producer: Mrinal Sen Productions
Story: Ashish Burman
Camera: K.K. Mahajan
Music: Ananda Shankar
Cast: Dhritiman Chatterjee
Awards & Nominations:
National Award - Best Screenplay (Mrinal Sen/Ashish Burman
Dhritiman Chatterjee, the political activist in hiding, and Pravash Sarkar, his only contact with the party.
Dhritiman Chatterjee and Prabhash Sarkar. The film was shown in the Director's Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival
Dhritiman Chatterjee and Ashima Das
Dhritiman Chatterjee with Simi Gareval
.Mrinal Sen with Dhritiman and Amol Sarkar, his assistant director.
Mrinal Sen talking to his cameraman, K. K. Mahajan. The whole film was shot inside this rented apartment.