Akash Kusum

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Akash Kusum  (Up in the Clouds)




A young man still to find a place in the sun puts up an innocent bluff to a young girl he chances upon. They meet frequently since then. Bluffs continue to pile up. There is no way out. In a desperate bid the young man tries to break the wealth barrier. His friend, well placed in life, cautions him. He turns a deaf ear. The inevitable happens. The young man grows wiser but pays heavily for it.  
Language Bengali (1965, Black & White)
Producer Purbachal Film Productions
Story Ashish Barman
Camera Sailaja Chatterjee
Music Sudhin Dasgupta
Cast Soumitra Chatterjee
Aparna Sen
Shubhendu Chatterjee
Awards National Award - Best Film in Bengali


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Soumitra Chatterjee and Shubhendu Chatterjee. The film was shown at the Frankfurt Film Festival.

This was Shubhendu Chatterjee's first film. In private life he was trained as a doctor, but after this film he took up acting as his profession and never practised medicine

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Aparna Sen

Soumitra Chatterjee and Aparna Sen. This sequence was shot in Indian Handloom House, opposite New Market.

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Aparna Sen

Aparna Sen, Shobha Sen, and Soumitra Chatterjee. In private life Shobha Sen is the wife of Utpal Dutt.

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Soumitra Chatterjee and Jnanesh Mukherjee

Soumitra Chatterjee. The picture of the horse in the background can be found in many of Mrinal Sen's films. This Chinese painting was given to him while he was shooting Neel Akasher Nichey, a film about a Chinese hawker in Calcutta

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Soumitra Chatterjee and Aparna Sen

Aparna Sen

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Soumitra Chatterjee, Snigdha Mazumder, and Aparna Sen

Original Poster

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