Chopper (1986)

Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - India  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

This drama is about a family struggling to survive among the poor of Calcutta. The story paints a realistic but still quite dismal picture of urban death throes. Rajat (Joy Bannerjee) has inherited his brother's mantle as keeper of the family after his brother is killed in a union demonstration. Unlike his deceased sibling, Rajat is a dreamer whose ideals run counter to financial success, or even having a normal love relationship. Because of his ethics, he refuses a job that might compromise his standards; because of his morals, he refuses to bed his devoted girlfriend. Naturally, the family members are a little dubious about his ability to lead them into survival mode, let alone prosperity.