Goutam Ghose

  • Goutam Ghose – Maa Bhoomi AKA Our Land (1979)

    1971-1980ClassicsGoutam GhoseIndiaPolitics

    Set during one of India’s main peasant risings, the Telangana insurrection between 1945 and 1951 in the pre-Independence state of Hyderabad, the Bengali director’s first feature tells the story of Chander’s best-known novel (Jab Khet Jaage (1948) from the peasant’s point of view. A young peasant, Ramiah, rebels against the corrupt rule of the nizam, and when his girlfriend has to submit to the potentate’s sexual coercion, Ramiah leaves. He befriends a Marxist activist (the rising was CPI-inspired) and participates in the Independence struggle.Read More »

  • Goutam Ghose – Raahgir AKA The Wayfarers (2019)

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    Nathuni and Lakhua are driven by hunger across the undulating terrain of Jharkhand to the nearest town. Nathuni has a paralytic husband and two children, while Lakhua is a loner, perpetually on the fringes of survival. When the monsoon clouds overpower the sky, they encounter Chopatlal, whose makeshift van is stuck in the mud as he carries an ailing old couple to the hospital.Read More »

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