Hirer Angti

Bengali movie Hirer Angti (The Diamond Ring), starring Vasant Chowdhury, Moonmoon Sen, Sumanta Mukhyopadhyay, Sandipan, Anchita, Gyanesh Mukherjee, Ayan Banerjee, Sunil Mukherjee, Bankim Ghosh, Dulal Lahiri, Shakuntala Barua, Pradip Mukherjee, Barun Chanda, Subhradeep Dey, Sudhir Dey was released in 1992. The movie was directed by Rituparno Ghosh. Though not as widely known as some of Rituparno’s more famous films, Hirer Angti is nonetheless clearly indicative of his immense storytelling abilities, and forms a fine introduction to his later and more intellectually demanding works. The movie was based on a popular children’s story by Shirshendu Mukhyopadhyay and this wonderfully constructed tale of the arrival of a mysterious young man, who speaks chaste Bengali, at the huge house of a Bengali family during the auspicious and joyous occasion of Durga Puja, has the ability to provide an exhilarating and a thoroughly engrossing experience to children and adults alike. The movie comprises of tidbits, observations and elements that are sure to make culturally conscious viewers nostalgic, and speaks volumes of Ghosh’s tremendous cultural knowledge. And the subtle infusions of wit and humour in the script, fine performances by every member of the cast, and the impressive soundtrack, all add up to make this a must watch for everyone.

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3 Responses to “Hirer Angti”

  1. Basabi Says:
    May 2, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Well another amazing movie. Really touches me.


  3. darun……..tnx

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