Neel Akasher Niche

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Neel Akasher Niche  (Under the Blue Sky)

 

 

 

 

Set in turbulent ‘thirties, it is the story of a poor Chinese hawker selling his merchandise, China silk, in the streets of Calcutta. That was the time when China was repulsing the brutal attack of the militarist Japan. That was the time when an outraged Rabindranath Tagore wrote to his friend in Japan, the great poet Noguchi: “I wish your countrymen, whom I love so much, not success but remorse”.

 
Language Bengali (1958, Black & White)
Director Mrinal Sen
Producer Hemanta Bela Productions
Story Mahadevi Verma
Camera Sailaja Chatterjee
Music Hemanta Mukherjee
Cast Kali Bannerjee
Manju Dey

 

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Kali Bannerjee as a Chinese Silk hawker.

Hemanata Mukherjee, the producer of the film, with Jwaharlal Nehru and Rajendra Prasad at Rashtrapati Bhavan, after a screening of the film.

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Hemanata Mukherjee with Radha Krishnanan and Rajendra Prasad

Pandit Jwaharlal Nehru with Hemanta Mukherjee and Mrinal sen

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Mrinal Sen, after the screening in Assam.

Nehru with Hemanta Mukherjee

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