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Ek Din Achanak (1989)

  • Release Date1989
  • GenreDrama
  • FormatColor
  • LanguageHindi, Bengali
  • Run Time105 mins
  • Length2948.94
  • Number of Reels12
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number4975
  • Certificate Date30/12/1988
  • Shooting LocationAurora Film Studioa

Suddenly one day

The story of a man - of one among many.

Suddenly one day the man, a retired professor, disappears. Days roll into months, life goes on, but the children and the wife keep on looking back. The lost man appears on the scene over and over again - all fragmented encounters between him and others, all that happene in the past which freely intermingle with the present. Thus, through unceasing dialogue between the past and the present, life of the interior begins to unfold itself revealing perceptions at diverse levels and eventually cutting the man to his size........

The man and I, the man and you, the man and everybody - one among many.


Director's statement:

Believe it or not, the fact remains that whatever you are, big or small, there is invariably an area of mediocrity in you. The moment you are aware of it, crisis begins to deepen. Keeping this in view, I have made this film. And that is not all..........

-Mrinal Sen



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