Carrying an axe on his shoulder and preserving the strange memory of his encounter with a tiger, a rural migrant comes to the city and shares a temporary shelter with an old beggar in an abandoned graveyard. There are others, a vast lot of rural migrants, who, hoping against all hopes, spread out in the sprawling city and live sub-human existence.
Appears a girl from nowhere. She is a queer drifter, deserted by her husband, duped by another man and now in search of a “home”. She comes to the graveyard and enjoys a new life with the man with the axe. Later, the girl disappears into darkness, perhaps, for a better home.
The man is in frightful loneliness. And, there, in a strange fantasy, he wages a fierce battle with darkness. In darkness he meets his adversaries.
|Sreela Mazumder and Bibhash Chakraborty|
|Sreela Mazumder and Arun Mukherjee. This was Arun Mukherjee's first film, but he was well known as a stage director and actor.|
|This was the first film by Sreela Mazumder|
|Mrinal Sen instructing Arun Mukherjee. The role got him the best actor's award in the National Film Awards|
|The film was entirely shot in an abandoned Muslim graveyard. Since then the graveyard has been entirely taken over by people who call it their home.|
|Mrinal Sen instructing Sreela|
|Poster, designed by Abhijit Gupta|