Dahan (film)

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Dahan
Dahan DVD.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Rituparno Ghosh
Written by Suchitra Bhattacharya (story)
Rituparno Ghosh (screenplay)
Starring Shakuntala Barua
Abhishek Chatterjee
Indrani Halder
Subhendu Chatterjee
Rituparna Sengupta
Suchitra Mitra
Release date(s) 1997
Running time 145 minutes
Language Bengali

Dahan (Crossfire) (1997) is an award-winning Indian Bengali feature film directed by Rituparno Ghosh. The film is based on Suchitra Bhattacharya's story of the same name.

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A newly wed couple Romita (Rituparna Sengupta) and Palash (Abhishek Chatterjee) were attacked on the open road. The goons molested Romita, but nobody came forward to help. However, one lone schoolteacher, Jhinuk (Indrani Halder), rushed to the spot to help. She was later hailed a heroine by the press.

Jhinuk was determined to punish the assailants, and helped police. However, the experience of Jhinuk turned out to be a frustrating experience for her when the victim's family turned away

Awards[edit]

Rituparna Sengupta and Indrani Halder shared the National Film Award for Best Actress in 1998 for the film. Ghosh won National Film Award for Best Screenplay.

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