Tathapi (1950)

Run Time - 122 min.  |   Countries - India  |  
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Bengali filmmaker Manoj Bhattacharya directs this social realist drama written by Bimal Roy and Rabindranath Tagore. The film centers on the pure-hearted Kalyani (Pronoti Ghosh) who is also a mute. When Pranabesh (Sunil Dasgupta) learns of her disability only after the wedding, he cruelly insists on continuing his relationship with his lover Sujata. After a humiliating encounter where Kalyani learns the truth about her womanizing husband, the heroine returns to her family home. Pranabesh sees the light and tracks down his wife just before she is about to commit suicide. This film features the screen debut of Ritwik Ghatak.