Bhuvan Shome

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Bhuvan Shome  (Mr. Shome)

 

 

Bhuvan Shome is a lonely widower, a proud old man and a disciplinarian. Looking back on the trodden path, strewn with staunch determination and drab attitudes, Bhuvan Shome, a thoroughly unenchanted man, takes a day off and walks into another world—a new world consisting of simple uninitiated village folk. There he rides a bullock cart, encounters a buffalo and finally a village belle. Off to duck shooting amidst the sand dunes, suddenly everything lights up. A day’s exposure to a host of alien situations deepens his sense of loneliness. He realizes that he has no escape from the world which he has built for himself all these years. 

 
Language Hindi (1969, Black & White)
Producer Mrinal Sen Productions
Story Banaphool
Camera K. K. Mahajan
Music Vijay Raghav Rao
Cast Utpal Dutt
Suhashini Mulay
Awards National Award - Best Film
National Award - Best Director
National Award - Best Actor (Utpal Dutta)

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Suhashini Mulay. This was her first film, shot just around her high school final exam.

Utpal Dutt and Suhashini Mulay

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Suhashini Mulay, as Gauri

Suhashini Mulay and Utpal Dutt

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Gauri's father.

Utpal Dutt

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An Audience looking at the poster of Bhuvan Shome in front of a theatre. The posters were designed by Srirup Guhathakurta.

Shooting the sand dune sequence -- Mrinal Sen and K.K. Mahajan. This was Mahajan's first film out of film school, who later became one of the most well known cinematographers in India.

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